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This term in Visual Arts, students in years 1 and 2 have explored the area of threads and textiles.

Students designed and cut out clothing from a variety of fabrics for their paper person chains. They then worked on a hessian wall hanging based on a space, garden or ocean scene. Students cut the things needed for their scene out of felt and used buttons and sequins to enhance and decorate.

Foundation students have embraced the season by using two different techniques to create an autumn tree. The first technique used scrunched tissue paper to form the leaves of the tree. The second technique had the students dabbing on paint with the tips of cotton buds.

Foundation students have also experimented with colour by mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. Using only red, blue and yellow, the students produced some very colourful butterflies

– Justine McDonald and Sarah Lord

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From the Art room- Mrs. Keogh

Thursday the 25th. October was our biannual Art Show. The gym was decorated with beautiful art work made by all our talented students. We had a sausage sizzle, donuts and drinks to buy at the canteen and lots of art and craft activities for students to participate in. We also auctioned our year level artwork masterpieces, which was a fun event. The choir led by Mrs. Foletta entertained everyone in the gym. A FUN time was had by all.

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Visual Arts- Art Gallery, 2017

Here are some of our student’s amazing Art works for 2017.


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Art Room News Semester 1

Foundation students painted these cute and fluffy teddy bears by dabbing 2 colours of paint with a brush. We added eyes, nose and mouth as well as a bow or bow tie.

SOOOO CUTE, great job Foundation students.

  • displayed near the foundation classrooms.

Year 1 and 2 students have painted a beautiful still life painting. They began by shading the background with chalk pastels and blending the colours together. The next step was to make a 3D paper craft vase. Then the most exciting part of all PAINTING. Stems and leaves were painted first, then colourful flowers were added to the picture using a dabbing technique.

Beautiful, well done everyone.

  • these are displayed near the Art Room

Year 3 and 4 students made a patterned foil Mexican sun design.

  • Year 5 & 6 students modelled a clay bird using applied decoration for the eyes, beak and wings. These were fired, glazed and finishing touches added.


A BIG THANK YOU to the families who have been donating their empty egg cartons, margarine containers and ice cream containers to the Art room.

Keep them coming please.


*Don’t forget every student must have an Art smock for Art

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Greenvale PS Art Show 2016 – Art Around The World

The Art Show is coming soon!!! Please pre-purchase your admission tickets via the office. A letter regarding buying tickets has been sent home with the eldest child in the family.

Thursday 8th September from 4.30 – 7.30.

In the gym.

How much?
Adults are $5.00 and Children $2.00.

Here is the program of the stage events taking place on the night. There are also many fun activities located in the classrooms closest to the Gym.
See you there

Jane Keogh Art Teacher/Art Show coordinator.

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It’s Art Show Year!!!

For all of our new families to Greenvale Primary school just letting you know that we have a Concert one year and an Art show the alternating year.

The Art show takes place towards the end of Term 3 and it is an exciting whole school event held after school time in the Gym and surrounding areas of the school. All children will have individual Art work displayed plus take part in making a collaborative class art project which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the night. There will also be entertaining Performing Arts acts on the stage plus lots lots more. More information will be provided closer to the event.

The theme for this year’s Art show is Art Around The World. Students will be studying and making Art works which originate from different countries and cultures around the world.


Jane Keogh

Art teacher & Art show coordinator


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Visual Arts Term 4 2015

Year 4 students used glass paint to decorate their radial sun designs on aluminum foil.visual arts 3 visual arts 4

Year 3 and 4 students made “Chihuly” style clay sculptures based on the glass artist Dale Chihuly. After the first firing the sculptures were glazed and re-fired.

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Years 1 and 2 students have been learning how to sew in straight lines on hessian as part of their threads and textiles unit.

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