We are so excited for our ELC Art Show! The children have had such rich and diverse learning experiences across each of our classes as they have prepared for the Art Show. They have had the chance to view art works by a range of different artists; Andy Goldsworthy, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Gerhard Richter. As part of this they have had the opportunities to explore some of the elements of art, such as line, colour, texture and shape.
There has been the chance to explore lots of different media and art processes – sketching with charcoal, print making, paper cut outs to create collages and 3D pieces, and using found and natural objects to create with. They have explored different paint techniques – creating colour layers with paint and scraping these back, applying paint with sponges and brushes, splattering paint and using watercolours. As I have visited different rooms it has been so lovely to see children’s joy as they experiment and explore with different processes to see the different effects they can create. There has been so much sustained attention as they plan their pieces, carefully arrange different pieces and make judgements about what looks best to them. Naturally there has also been lots of opportunities to build those all important fine motor skills – cutting out, manipulating objects, drawing and using brush strokes.
We hope you have the chance to take some time out to browse the gallery with your child and find out what they loved most about their art experiences. Children were involved in the curation of the gallery – choosing their favourite piece from all their art works this term to go on display. Any art works not on display at our show will be kept for children’s Portfolios and be sent home at the end of the term.
One of the blessings at the ELC is having staff from a diverse range of cultural back grounds. The Bilbies and Koalas had such a lovely time joining together for some Diwali celebrations last week. They learnt a little bit about this festival and where it is celebrated. Miss Aman and Miss Gurleen worse some beautiful traditional dresses to celebrate and everyone had the chance to choose a beautiful bindi to wear on their forehead.
Miss Gurleen helped the children to create some rangoli from coloured sand – leaving LED candles in the centre. Children also had the opportunity to make their own diyas from clay – a lantern for holding a candle. We even got to enjoy some 'fireworks'!! Poppers that the children could throw on the ground to make a popping noise. So much fun!
A big thank you to Miss Aman and Miss Gurleen for sharing some of their culture with this and allowing us to enjoy this beautiful celebration.
Dates for your calendar
- Week 7 ELC Art Show : We will be showcasing artworks created and curated by students at the ELC over the last term. Our gallery opening times will be 4:00 – 5:30 on Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th of November.
- Week 7 Kenny Koala : Bilbies & Koalas class Tuesday 21 November. Possums class Thursday 23 November.
- Week 9 ELC Christmas Picnic and End of Year Celebration : Wednesday 6th December 5:30 pm to 7:00pm
- Week 10 Preschool Closes for the year : Thursday 14th December