14 August 2017

Art News

A lot has been happening inside and outside the Art Studio. The Year 2 classes have travelled to The Clay House in North Fremantle to be tutored by Fleur Schell, internationally acclaimed ceramicist. Fleur's approach is very tactile, as per the nature of handling clay. She even had boys shaping the body of their fish form by punching out a slab of clay and draping it over their bent knee. Another boy would then gently pull the form off his knee and place it upside down on the table. Boys were laughing and saying how cold and weird the clay felt. Bit by bit, the slabs and textured surfaces are being joined into a fish form, with some crazy, decorative bits to come… You will just have to wait and see what they look like. Here are a couple of images to allow you to get a glimpse of the process involved.

"Sculpture by the Sea" starts this weekend and runs from March 7 - 24. The Exhibition is celebrating its 10th year at Cottesloe Beach, having showcased about 531 sculptures and introduced the general public to 316 different artists. So don't miss this fantastic opportunity to explore sculptures created by local, national and international artists with your friends and families. With 2014 being the International Year of the Family, this could be an excellent family get together. Go and have a swim, eat fish and chips or a picnic by the sea, take creative photos, and view the sculptures.

CHALLENGE: Should you wish to accept this mission, take a photo of you and your family exploring the sculptures, print it, and submit it to our own photo exhibition back at school. Prizes will be awarded for best entries as voted by judges and by the school community. I look forward to seeing your submissions.

Karen Sabitay

PYP Visual Arts