Category Archives: My Art!

Art I have personally made either at school, home or at events I have been to. Also art I have contributed to.

Melbourne Writers Festival – Tavi Gevinson

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Tavi Gevinson is an American fashion blogger who started blogging at the age of eleven. She got discovered by The New York Times (that’s, like, the biggest news paper EVER!!)

So, Tavi came to the State Library of Victoria. There were five girls there who spoke about their motivation to become or do what they Tavi Gevinson at Rookie Day MWF 2013want to do. Some of them were told by lots of people (even their own PARENTS) that their ambition won’t make them any money Moneyor get them very far in life.

    But they persisted and they ended up succeeding!

    They and Tavi were all so inspiring!

After the girls  talked,  we went on and did some mind maps collages. We just took bits and pieces from lots of different magazines. Some people were lucky enough to find a Women’s Weekly from the 50’s! (I, however, was NOT one of those peopleSad smileboo – hoo!) I grabbed some random but awesome stuff, because it pretty much describes, well, me! Random but Awesome!

I got her signature somewhere on my notebook (Open-mouthed smile)with the “special Pen” (Tayger’sgold pen that is called that because an internationally famous fashion blogger used it) but then it didn’t show up so we just used a blue pen.

101_0264_My Tavi Inspired Collage

The talk was more directed at teenagers, but it was appealing to the “tweens age 10-12”age category too.

This was attended on Saturday 24th August.

There are articles about Tavi online too – search via Google.

Her online site for teens –Rookie Magazine is at http://rookiemag.com

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Here we are ArtPlay EArters with Tavi! Smile

(Thanks to Tayger and her mum for group photo)

Here are some more links passed on from other E-Arters:
http://www.bust.com/blog/tavi-gevinson-dishes-on-anna-wintour-feminism-and-her-plans-for-world-domination.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/fashion/tavi-gevinson-the-oracle-of-girl-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Paint What You Hear

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It was an Exhibition on 2nd October 2012
Run by lead artist Erica Rasmussen at ArtPlay.
There was also a band performance.

IT was a simple yet fun exhibition.  All we had to do, is paint along to the music.

Say, if it was sweet, smooth classical music, you paint a stroke something like this:

smooth brush stroke - paint what you hear

Or if it was crazy, full-on heavy metal, you would paint this:

statacato prush movement - paint what you hear

or if it was something in-between, you would paint a brush stroke like so:

inbetween brush stroke - paint what you hear!!!

Here are a few pictures from the paint what you hear exhibition:

Paint What You Hear  Exhibition Painting

A painting from the “Paint What You Hear” Exhibition

IMG_0368 Joshua's

Making our own paintings via ‘’hearing what we paint’’.

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The Band

IMG_0375-Joshua and Mum's

Mum and Joshua’s Painting

IMG_0376 Hannah's

Hannah’s “Paint What You Hear” Painting

IMG_0378 Hannah at work

Here I am, Hannah at Work

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Hannah’s finished work “Blobs”.

Portraits

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Mirrors, pencils, paper, mannequins, photo frames and a little bit of inspiration from The Amazing Bobby at ArtPlay… all you need to start a portrait gallery!Open-mouthed smile

In December 2012, I went to ArtPlay for a portraits workshop. I learnt that all you would need to do this is a mirror , a pencil ,paper and patience and eventually…

100_4925         Clock( tick tock)   100_4924 you end up with THIS!100_4931 

Even if you don’t have those materials, or you’re not the patient type,  you could use an iPad to create some art work like my brother is doing here…

From this…100_4929… to this…100_4930 and then finally… THIS!100_4930b Josh Procreate Portrait iPad 2012-10-04

You can do more drawings of course! You can copy mannequins like my brother  Josh did…

100_4926 100_4927And after a while…100_4923 Joshua's THIS! was the final product!

And you can do more pencil drawings of people to add to Bobby’s “inspiration wall” like these that I did…

 

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And plus, you get to frame them…

with the frame that Bobby gives you on your way in (100_4931)

or you can make your own one out of paper       ( 100_4934)

Yup! A creative workshop deserves a creative review!

Here is Bobby’s Inspirational Wall

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Age recommendation: Anyone who knows how to operate a pencil!

              

Hannah Be right back 

 

There’s A Walrus In My Wardrobe

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Jackets…pins…buttons…clothes… We had to make animal sculptures from clothes.

I had trouble thinking of an animal to make but I thought that since there were lots of black and white clothes I should make a panda! (Plus, pandas are my favourite animal!)

This is Couch Potat0 Panda!

I enjoyed this workshop very much!!!

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C.P.P eating pizza

This is proof that C.P.P is a couch potat0!

C.P.Ps TV guide or is it?

Nope, its not a TV guide. Its an info sheet about C.P.P!

Workshop by Craft Victoria, Artist Jemila MacEwan

Recommended age: 9-12yrs.

 

Using HyperStudio 5: to make a Game

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Well I have been busy for the last couple of months

making a game for the VIC, Science Talent Search 2012.

It is called ‘Planet Savers – Climate Change’.

How did I do this you may well ask?

I made this with an amazing piece of multimedia software called HyperStudio 5.

With this I made:

~ clever animations~

Some mini-games including:

~a memory match game~

~ a jigsaw puzzle~

~an I spy game~

~a maze game~

And

~a quiz~

AND IT WAS ALL SOOO EASY!!!

Most of it was done by just pointing, clicking, drawing and dragging and dropping into an editor.

I didn’t need to learn programming before I used this– it was all behind the scenes.

Text and pictures were easy to add in.

Here are some pics of my artwork created in HyperStudio.

(Some of the clipart used was from Dorling Kindersley Multimedia

Climate Change CD Rom and others from HyperStudio).

Some were my own drawings on the computer and hand drawings.

HyperStudio is great for schoolwork and art or projects of any type.

You can even make green screen videos…

hmmm – perhaps another project for me later down the track.

I would like to also thank my mum and Roger Wagner –

the creator of this program for assisting me with the technical aspects

of the game making and scoring in particular.

HyperStudio Recommended age: 5yrs+.

(Although best for middle school and higher grade kids, younger kids

can do simple things like animations easily).

To find out more about HyperStudio see

http://www.rogerwagner.com/hs/testdrive/Welcome_Page.html.

You can get a free 30 day trial to test it out. Also if your school has it

– let the Software MacKiev people know before

you buy it to get a special discount on the software.

PS. When the game is available online I will update this post so stay tuned…..

 

The Lady and The Unicorn exhibition and Weaving a Myth workshop

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The meeting of poetry and tapestry!

I went to an exhibition “The Lady and the Unicorn” with Etchings by Melbourne artist Arthur Boyd based on interpretations of the words of poet Peter Porter on 13th July 2012. The poems are based on a historical fiction novel about French tapestries featuring a beautiful lady and a unicorn. It is about a love story and mythical tale about a lady and a unicorn who love each other but find it hard to be together. This exhibition comes from NSW – The Bundanon Trust.

The story was explained (kid’s version poetry) by artist and Bundanon Trust Education Manager – Mary Preece.

Arthur Boyd’s art from activity booklet from Bundanon Trust.

Mum found it interesting that there was a picture incorporating Noah’s Ark as well into the poetry of the story.

I also did an activity booklet provided to learn about the story, see my pictures below.

The trapped unicorn in a cage.

However, in the end in this poetry version they do go to heaven and are together for eternity.

This is my interpretation of some of the story – my poem.

The Lady and the Unicorn

 

There once was a unicorn,

With a glamorous horn,

With an enemy king,

Who was really thinking,

how to catch the animal for his zoo..

The unicorn fell in love,

With a lady wearing white like a dove,

But the unicorn was betrayed,

On a very, very fateful day,

By the lady.

At the lady’s wedding,

She found herself weeping,

For the unicorn was gone forever,

But the unicorn came back,

And they went to heaven together.

And they lived there for eternity

I also went to the workshop run by Mary Preece – “Weaving a Myth” – where I weaved some beautiful artwork. A tapestry to be precise – see pictures below.

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It was a challenge for me trying to find the right ribbon and right side of the fabric, and to place them in an interesting way in the frame. I enjoyed the weaving because when I finished my work it looked fantastic!!

Recommended age: 9-12yrs.

Chinese Painting Workshop with Gabrielle Wang

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I went to this on 22nd January 2012 at ArtPlay. Gabrielle Wang is the award-winning author of the book “The Race for the Chinese Zodiac” and she has studied at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou, China.

In this workshop Gabrielle taught us the four treasures of the painting studio which are: paper, brush, ink stick, and ink stone.

After she showed us the four treasures, she demonstrated how to do the paintings. Firstly she showed us how to do a bamboo type of scenery. We all went to tables to start painting. For the bamboo, we used thick brushes and did one stroke across the page, but making sure to break the stroke into a dotted line. We added stems of the leaves and the leaves themselves.

After we finished the bamboo scenery, we started doing little chickens. It was a little complicated at first, but it got easier once we did it a little more, After that, we combined the two things together. At the end we added our name at the top or bottom of the page with a fine brush. After we had cleaned up all the painting materials, Gabrielle taught us how to draw a Chinese Dragon . It wasn’t too difficult, but it was a little hard .

Here are my paintings:

Recommended age: 9yrs+

Some info on Chinese Paintings:

Chinese painting is an ancient type of painting and tradition. The paintings back then were more like patterns or designs rather than pictures

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia