Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mini Minimalist Monuments

Year five has been working with cardboard boxes to create Mini Minimalist Monuments. Inspired by Tony Smith and Robert Swan

Students started by making a paper template which had to incorporate a square, triangle and a circle. To make it a bit harder the sculptures had to have a cut away inside the shape.
This created a window space and was very hard to incorporate into the three-dimensional design.


This was a hard and slow process. After the template was made two walls were cut out of the flat cardboard. These two sides were then joined by a 5cm width all the way around and in the centre window. The forms were secured with masking tape and then covered in torn newspaper and wall paper glue. Students could test their success against their original template and whether it stood and was balanced. I am happy to say they have all turned out smashing and would fit into any park or open space. Great Work Grade Five!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh Yeah.... I got hitched!

Mirka Mora - Not a Formal Woman....

Today I attended a lecture and workshop at the beautiful Heide Museum of Modern Art.
10 very lucky art teachers and me had a private audience with the very vivacious Mirka Mora. She is a true free spirit and I think we all left a feeling a bit more in love with the grand Madame.

We spent the afternoon drawing and Mirka hung out with us. It was a true delight! We made a little art and learnt a few secrets. Mirka helped me draw a serpent and then in her thick french accent declared my angles needed some breasts.

After the day had ended I spent some time back in Heide 1...... the light was shining through the windows and casting shadows across the floorboards. Magnificent!
Thank you Mirka for being so generous and open. xx