Friday, 1 May 2020

Week 3- Online - Exploration

Welcome to Week 3 online.  
Great to see your artwork coming in via email to me.  Remember to add in your name, team and
room number in the subject line.  AND it would be great if you let me know whether you are happy
to share your work in our gallery on the Berkley website or Facebook page. (this will save as both
one less email)

Below is the introduction only stage and Appetizer  stage of week 3 to get you started.  The rest
will come next week sometime, once I have written and tested the links are working etc.

Happy creating Miss M.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

ANZAC Day Week 2 online

Week 2
Were you one of those people, along with your family,
who this year got up very early in the
morning and went to the end of your driveway to mark a moment in time.  Some of you like me,
may have attended a dawn parade before.  But this year due to COVID-19, how we marked
the day was very different.
This week's menu is based around different readings and poems which  were provocations
that lead to developing ideas and skills in the images we created. 
“We Shall Keep the Faith”
by Moina Michael, November 1918

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.
We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.
And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.

We then had a choice of  eight options for the main course. Students  needed to complete at least 3 of the Options.

 This week's work was finished off with ‘Dessert”.

Check the pages about to see some examples of student work.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

April 2020 - Week 1 online

Week 1 of Lockdown down and dusted for most of our the Berkley students.  I have been testing out links and structures for  teaching online.  Some lovely keen students have been assisting with the process.  Thank you to all those who have give their time and helped out.  I have set up the first two pages to share your creations. Keep safe, keep well, keep creating. Miss M

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Rangahau cycle 1 Clay Faces

Check out the interesting characters from Rangahau team.

Cycle 1 2016 Update

We have been really busy.  Most students now have two projects underway. The first task is designing and making a Po,  which is based on personal family history.

LINE OF INQUIRY 1: Students will show their turangawarwae by forming a 3D sculptural totem. They will capture a final image and reflect on the concepts of connection in a statement which shows their understand of the physical forms of connection they have used to form the work, and their personal connection to the ideas they have expressed in the sculpture.

The second task is to make, using Adobe Illustrator software, a cover page for their Visual Arts folder.  Students are required to include a logo design, a word that describes them, placed inside a banner on the logo, text that tells the viewer who's folder, room, team that the cover belongs to and finally an image of themselves which has had an effect added to the image.

LINE OF INQUIRY 2: The nature of self. When designing their cover page, students will show a connection to themselves and the folder of work that this page covers.  They will use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to develop their cover page. On completion, will be printed and placed at the front of their clear file folders. Students will reflection on their connections and the way in which these have been communicated.

Check out the images below of where some student have got to.

Thursday, 11 February 2016