24 Oct 2014


My class and I were VERY excited this week to find out that our class blog Team Kahu Flying High! has been selected as one of five finalists in the annual Interface Magazine competition for the Best Class Blog in New Zealand!!!!!!!!!!

Wow!!! When I submitted the entry, I knew it would be up against some great blogs, and to be selected as one of those is a real accolade and a nod to the huge amount of time that it has taken to set up and run the blog to the level that I have got it at now - I consider it to be a true portal to our classroom programme.

Voting is happening now! Maybe you would like to vote? Wish us good luck!

19 Oct 2014

16 Oct 2014

Keith Haring - modern artist

Our Term Four art theme is based on a famous artist....

The Keith Haring website lesson plans page for teachers: http://www.haringkids.com/lesson_plans/

Biography details: http://www.biography.com/people/keith-haring-246006#synopsis - there is cool animated bio video on the website

How did he become famous?

A glimpse of some of Keith Haring's work - drawings, paintings, sculpture, animations:

Video of artwork made by my Year Six pupils in 2012, inspired by Keith's work. We took photos of ourselves in different action poses, cut out the shape and used them as templates to draw with black vivid on blank paper. We then coloured the shapes or the negative space around them by using concentrated dye and small brushes. To finish we then glued our original photo onto the art work so it looked as if we were part of the picture:

Keith Haring in action - city wall community art project:

Why was he involved in this project?

An idea for creating your own picture in the style of Keith Haring: