We learned about the famous American artist Jackson Pollock today. He was famous for his ‘drip style’ painting. He is known as an ‘abstract expressionist’ painter. That means that his paintings don’t look like real things but instead try to express an emotion.
We really liked his paintings. We used this website to learn about him and see some of paintings. http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-jackson-pollock
It was very messy painting, but we had great fun!Click here to see more photographs.
We learned about the three primary colours today and about colour mixing. We mixed the primary colours to make secondary colours. We did a great job completing our colour wheel!
We created lovely self portraits in Art using fabric and fibre.
It was great fun! We all helped to tidy up the big mess when we were finished!
The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
We made and decorated 3d butterflies during art this week. We are going make ‘a tree’ for them to rest on! We think they look lovely and colourful.
We had fun creating ‘Seashore’ art today. We used real shells and paint to create our lovely pictures. Click on the link to see more pictures.
We have been learning about the Vikings in History.
We have learned that they were fierce warriors that came to Ireland from Scandinavia in their longboats.
During Art we made Viking helmets and designed figureheads for Viking longboats.
We are going to finish our helmets by painting them!
We learned about Mardi Gras this week and made some lovely fabric and fibre carnival masks.
We learned some interesting facts about India recently. We learned about the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi, read a traditional Indian tale and made some Indian rangoli art. We also completed some fantastic projects about India.
Today is St Brigid’s Day and we made St Brigid’s Crosses out of construction straws. They are usually made with reeds.