During Term 1 there has been a focus on sketching, drawing, painting and use of colour to portray feeling and mood in a piece of artwork. Students have been learning about ANZAC Day and discussing the 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli on the 25th April.
The students viewed Sidney Nolan Commemorates Fallen Soldiers on YouTube. They also viewed his collection of Soldier Paintings which are displayed at the War Memorial in Canberra.
They sketched portraits of soldiers and after roller painting over paper they scratch-painted into this to create a picture of a soldier. They then used a variety of pastel types to add colour and reflect mood.