Tag Archive | visual arts

Art Cave

Have a look at the terrific effort our students have made in Art Cave this term. Students have been doing ceramics and created some Olympic busts. Well done! As always, thanks to the amazing Jane for her time, creativity and initiative in running the Art Cave.

Art Cave

Last term in Art Cave all Stage 3 students participated in Lino Printing. Students began by creating and drawing a unique design, tracing this onto their lino, carving their design and finally printing. Below are some photos of our completed prints. A huge thank you to Jane, who not only volunteers her time, but organises all of these fantastic Visual Arts opportunities for our students. This term students have begun working on self-portraits. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

Art Cave

This term during our Art Cave sessions with Jane, we have been working on Lino printing. Students created their own design and learnt all about the different techniques and processes for lino carving and printing. Well done and thank you to Jane for always providing us with great artistic experiences! I am looking forward to seeing our finished work.

Education Week Celebrations

Thank you to all the grandparents, parents, families and friends that joined us yesterday to celebrate Education Week. All our performers, public speakers and student leaders did a superb job during our morning assembly.

It was wonderful to see so many people visit our student Art Gallery set up in the lower hall. A massive thank you to Jane Lander (Vincent’s mum) for all her hard work and efforts working with our students in the Art Cave and setting up the gallery. If you were unable to join us on Thursday, the gallery will be set up until Wednesday so feel free to come in and have a look.

During the last session of the day, our Yr5/6 students visited classes to deliver an art activity. Some of these included origami, hand-print painting, playdough monsters, egg carton caterpillars, a dance routine, 3D designs, paper craft boxes, snowflake designs, bubble writing and mask making. I was so impressed with the way our seniors conducted themselves and worked with our younger students. There were so many happy little faces excited to take home their artwork at the end of the day.

All the photos from the day are below.

Art Cave

Each Friday our class have been working with Jane (Vincent’s mum) in our new Art Cave on combined group projects. We would love any donations of materials that students can use to help create their sculptures and other artworks. If you have any of the following materials, please let us know or bring in to school. 
* wood or thin board
* any wood hand sawsart-palette-vector-7caRLKecA
* wood table clamps
* an old Monopoly board


Art Cave

On Friday our class began our art unit the Hub of Democracy with Jane Lander in the newly created Art Cave. A big thank you to Jane, who is an artist, art teacher and Tighes Hill parent, for volunteering her time with us. I look forward to seeing what our clever students create during these sessions. Stay tuned…



Taster Lessons

Today our senior students received a treat from staff at Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus, as part of the taster lesson program.  Students took part in a vigorous crossfit training session where they had to complete a variety of exercises including squats, burpies, a run, push-ups and skipping. We then participated in a visual art lesson that involved using a wooden block, wire and foot stocking to create an interesting sculpture. A big thanks to Mr McGavern and Miss May for joining us today and providing fun lessons for our students.

Art Supply Surprise!

If you happened to be walking past the OC room today at recess you probably would have thought Christmas had come early! We received a terrific surprise when our Woolworths Earn and Learn order arrived, full of lots of exciting art materials and resources for students.

As you can see in the photos, students had a great time helping me unpack all of our new materials and also enjoyed the shredded paper packaging! Thanks to all our families who helped support this program.



Today our OC attended an excursion to Jewells Public School to participate in Thinkfest.

Thinkfest is a creative problem solving competition for Opportunity Classes from all over the Hunter region. Our Thinkfest areas for investigation included sophisticated enquiries in the areas of English, Maths, Science and Visual arts. Students worked in groups to produce a script, dramatic skit, visual process diary, a key prop and backdrop.

Our students have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks preparing for Thinkfest and performed wonderfully today at the competition. Well done to our Maths group who were awarded best backdrop and our English group for best script solution.

A big thank you to Miss Beker, Mrs Sheehan and Mrs Cooper for all their hard work and help with Thinkfest!