Year 1

Sewing with Grade One 2017

  We learnt how to accurately sew a running stitch, a continuous running stitch and a filler stitch.   We used our best effort to keep the stitches even, place the knots on the back and sew      accurately on the line.  Rhiannon and Charlotte of 1B are demonstrating how to sew the running  stitch in the video above. 

 The children used various pastel patterns to create their fish and dyed a wash of colour over he whole image.

The students learnt how to mix tints and shades of a colour to create their background. For example, white added to orange makes light orange called a tint.  Black mixed with orange makes dark orange called a shade.  The students then needed to carefully look at the shape of their black silhouettes to make sure that their design was recognisable just from its silhouette, not the details.


  Using a wide variety of man made objects such a drink bottles, toothbrushes, pen lids etc, we 
  learnt how to print using a paint pad. We looked at emotions such as 'happy', 'sad', 'surprised', 
  'scared' and many more and tried to choose colours and shapes that would help the audience    to feel that emotion. Have a look at these examples and try to work out from the colours and 
  shapes, what emotion the Artist was aiming for. 


UMBRELLAS: A collaborative piece
Each group of students needed to work interdependently to develop a game using an agreed theme of their own choice. They then had to take a risk and allow the roll of the dice to determine what shapes they were drawing on to their umbrella segment.  Most found it a little hard giving the dice the control, but this was a new way of creating a piece of art. 
The students were learning the meaning of background and foreground, intense colours, Primary and Secondary colours and their mixes.