Every year at our girls' school, the teachers organise an art show with a theme. This year it was Africa. Every class teacher decides what their class will make and each child makes a piece of art to show in the hall. It's held over three afternoons and is always wonderful to go and visit. This year was no exception, as you will see.
This is No.3's class display of shields, well some of them, there are actually 23 kids in the class. These children have just started school in the last six months. Lucky for them their teacher adores art and teaches it to gifted children as well.
Aren't these mosaic toucans so pretty?
The way the artwork is displayed is just as beautiful and it takes the teachers many hours to sort out. Very dedicated teachers, every one of them.
Daughter No.1 made the zebra print at the top down here. It was sort of a lino print I think.
And No.2 made the top left mask from papier mache. This shot made it to the local newspaper much to her delight! How exciting. No not my photo, just similar!!
Blow up the frogs below if you like - they are amazing. Some of it is paper mosaics, but look at the detail and the colour used. Very beautiful.
But WOW, aren't these amazing?! A Year 6 class so they are 10 and 11 year olds. The black silhouettes are cut out of paper and glued on to the painted background.
And some more of the same...
I'm pretty sure these lions were painted by year 2 children - 6 and 7 year olds. So artistic!
I adore this mural. I think it must have been thirsty work putting this together...
Did you guess it was made out of these?!! Pretty clever aye? I never knew there were so many coloured tops out there.
And if you're still with me, well done! Pretty good stuff wouldn't you agree? We never did such amazing artwork when we were at school. Painting was considered a yearly treat from memory. Schools have to provide so many options these days, which is great for the kids, but so much work for the teachers. We are very lucky to have such a fantastic school that always has something extra happening. I can't wait for the next display!