Year 5

Imagining Innovations

Steampunk – Steampunk is inspired by the steam engines of the Industrial Revolution. Students explored ways of making things look old before designing their robot or square plate. They took recycled objects to collage onto their design, painting them in dark undertones and finally varnishing in metallic colours so the final product looks like an old piece of machinery – so cool!

Still Life Drawings and Paintings – Many artists use still life objects as a way to strengthen their observation and drawing skills and to create beautiful artworks, like Paul Cezanne. Over several weeks students observed and drew still life including whole fruit, half-eaten fruit, jars, bottles and jugs. Students used a variety of mediums for their pieces including lead pencil, watercolour paints and chalks.

Abstract Paintings - Students viewed and reflected on abstract art as a form that focuses on line and colour to represent an idea or feeling rather than simply recreate an object. For this piece, students painted their backgrounds using three analogous colours. They then selected a 2D shape and traced it randomly over their paint. The negative area around the shapes was painted in white and students finished the design by adding black lines and decals.

Note that students selected the artwork for display that they felt best represented their skill and creativity.