Room 13 produced some beautiful ocean-inspired art this week using oil pastels on a black background. What do you think? Are you jelly-ous of our works of art?
Room 13 were lucky enough to be invited to the Zooom Initiative at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Thursday 2nd June. The class split up and engaged in two different art projects based on two different pieces of art which we spent time observing, discussing and sketching. We looked at ‘Avignon from the West’ by Jean Baptise-Camille Corot and ‘The Fish Market, Patrick Street’ by Walter Osborne. We then created two different art projects inspired by the pieces we observed. It was exciting to be so close to so many famous works of art and to get the chance to get into an artistic frame of mind. We had a really wonderful experience and look forward to future visits to the Hugh Lane gallery!
The students of Room 13 have been learning all about Ancient Egypt. This past week they have been busy transforming themselves into Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs.
What do you think? Are these the best Pharaohs you’ve ever seen? Or are you in de-Nile?
This week the boys and girls of Room 13 designed a Sarcophagus for an Egyptian Pharaoh. We first planned our designs on paper before picking up our tools and setting to work. We used a template for the shape of the sarcophagus and then carved intricate designs. Once our clay designs were dry we then used paint to add even more detail. What do you sphinx of our work?!
This week Room 13 got to take a virtual tour of the Hugh Lane gallery. We learned about the history of the gallery and even about Hugh Lane. We learned about a lot of different artists, their works, and what an artists studio looks like. One artist in particular made our tummy’s rumble – Francis Bacon. 🥓 Thank you to Jane @TheHughLane for such a great virtual workshop!
We were learning about procedural writing in English this week. We read all about the board game Jumanji.
We then got to design our own board games and write our procedural instructions for how to play them!
The children in Room 13 created their own Pysanky eggs for Easter. To create our Pysanky eggs, we used a wax-resist method. We drew out designs on our egg with crayon and then placed the eggs in food colouring. The areas that we decorated with crayon resisted the food-colouring and resulted in beautifully decorated eggs!
We were busy constructing some lovely Easter bonnets in Room 5.