The biggies were given a sheet of paper with a triangle on it and the instructions “Complete the Artwork”
Half an hour later we had a wide range of really creative ideas:
Then we discussed the “Creativity Skills” of Open Mindedness, Curiosity, Imagination and Problem Solving. We could identify where we had used each of these skill making out pictures.
We got the idea after Mr Johnston saw this video when there is a correct answer Exercise in creative thinking – YouTube
The Biggies have been investigating some Op Art Ideas, working with paper pencil, felt pen and digitally.
Yesterday we were told to make Mandala designs. Mandala Designs are like circles with loads of different designs. Some of the designs are very very cool.
How to make them
You can make them by drawing a dot in the middle of the page.
Then you draw a circle round the dot.
Next you draw eight lines round the circle.
Then you can start to put letters on the lines and keep on working your way out with loads of different letters.
For example you could do your name as one.
Why people make them
People make them to do yoga and to do relaxing things and to think about things because people make them light up. And people really enjoy the calmness of them.
I liked drawing the Mandala Designs because it was fun, and they looked very cool.
North Lanarkshire Council Community Partnership Team in partnership with Banton Swingpark Group were delighted to announce that a new play area in Banton was completed in August 2020.
Pupils were invited to enter a competition to design a sign and think of a name for the new play area. The winning entry will then be made into a sign which will be installed in the new play area.
Here are the Biggies designs. They show off both their creativity and artistic skills. I am glad I am not picking a winner.
We needed a logo or icon to represent our class. This will be used in Teams and here on the blog as a site icon.
We though a bit about logos and how they are designed to stand out and look good at different sizes. The class had some great ideas and designs as you can see below. To be fair we asked Mrs Rae to judge which one to use, after a bit of a struggle she choose Heather’s which you can see above.
Most of the Biggies have now finished their marvellous machines. They took the basic cams and added some artistic flair.
Some of the class needs to go to the Kilsyth Academy Maths competition this morning so they need a wee bit more time to finish (now added to the video).
We also took some short videos on the machines in action.
The Biggies are always enthusiastic about making things. Today we spent an hour reviewing and making examples of different ways we could join Cardboard.
The joins included, flanges, gussets, L- Braces, slots, tabs and several more techniques.
We hope this will stand us in good stead later in the term.
A while back the Biggies created some Christmas Art on their iPads for the NLC Christmas Art Competition. We had a Winner. But here are all our entries. The Class are getting really skilful at using the Brushes App for painting. Many show great understanding of layers and how to use them.
Last Week we took our Art outside, collecting leaves, and making Art.
A Mega Meta Leaf
A Tree of leaves
Mirror Leave Drawing
Mirror Leave Drawing
We were learning to animate in keynote. We practised grouping and layering. We applied gradients and colours. We used our imagination.
There was a lot to take in and we had you use our listening skills.
We used templates from @wrightinteract, from their great site.
Click the images to see them full-sized: