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The Visual Art department was very fortunate to receive generous funding from the P&C this year to run an Artist in Residence project with students from year 1-6. The theme chosen was curious creatures, the CBCA book week theme. Students worked with the brilliant Artist in Residence Jodie Davidson to make looms, weave using recycled marine rope and dye papers to create parts of the leafy sea dragon. The resulting sculpture is now installed in the art room and is a stunning addition to our school. All students should be very proud of their efforts.

The second artwork is a series of sports murals which have been installed on the tennis/basketball courts, these were started last year by the year 6 Art extension class and completed by the Art committee this year. They add some much-needed colour to the courts and look great!

We hope the whole school community enjoys the new artistic additions to the school.

Thank you again to the P&C for their kind and generous funding which enabled these projects to be completed.

Mrs Callow

Artist in Residence

We are very excited to announce that next term all classes from year 1-6 will have the opportunity to work with an Artist in Residence. Artist Jodie Davidson has designed a large-scale sculpture of a leafy sea dragon, which will be constructed using mainly recycled and found materials. Students will work collaboratively on different sections of the leafy sea dragon sculpture which, when completed, will be displayed in the Art room. The leafy sea dragon is only found off the WA coastline, so this is a very special project theme linked to our ecology. The sculpture has been designed to also link into the CBCA 2020 Book week theme - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.

The Artist in Residence project is only possible due to the kind and generous support of the P&C, to whom we are very grateful.

Mrs Callow and Mrs Shelsher

Cluster Schools on Instagram

The Ashdale Cluster Primary Arts phase of learning team have joined forces to create an Instagram page. As a team we are passionate about providing an opportunity for students to show their skill and creativity in the visual arts.

The Instagram page is a forum for work completed by students at Ashdale, Carnaby Rise, Landsdale and Madeley Primary Schools. We chose the Instagram platform because it provides an opportunity for family and friends to also experience the fantastic work being completed by our students regardless of where they are in the world.

We ask you to enjoy the work and participate in discussion about what the students have completed. However, we also ask that you remember we are showcasing the work of primary school children so please keep your comments positive.

You can follow us @ashdaleclusterprimaryarts

We hope you enjoy viewing the work as much as the team have assisting the students to create it.

Many thanks,

Mrs Callow
Visual Arts Teacher