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Trinity News : November 2011
TRINITY NEWS 35 Our Year Four boys worked with Mrs Susie Cujes in Term Three and, with the help of our volunteer parents created a series of sculptural felted forms representing elements of the universe. They used fibre processes to reflect the central idea in their unit of inquiry ‘Reach for the Stars’. The central idea “The planet earth is part of an immense and complex universe”, provided the boys with an opportunity to think about what space sounds like, feels like and looks like. They used their research into the visual elements found in space to create fibre discs representing black holes, nebulae, and star systems. They also looked at the planets in our solar system and considered their relative size and positions in relation to the sun and used wet felting techniques to create their own planets. The sphere of connected pipes was a lucky find at Reverse Garbage and provided the structure for the sun. The boys dyed calico, using combinations of reds and yellows and wrapped the strips of coloured cloth around each pipe. The final result will be a spectacular installation of suspended planets, black holes, nebulas and star systems around the massive sun in the new Junior School. | Ronnie Pratt and Shelley Richards Year 4 Visual Arts Teacher left to right 4D U Zain R | 4A Ben Bishop| Owen Duke wrapping the sun | Christian Brooks using the embellisher machine | 4A Richard McKenzie | 4D Samuel Gorman and Michael Slevin wet felting | Vincent Buda. Delmar Art Exhibition The Delmar Gallery was filled to bursting with works from our Junior School Students. The Preparatory School Students exhibited most of their work at Strathfield with selected works on the walls of the Delmar in a combined exhibition. All students in the Junior School from Kindergarten to Year 6 were included in this display of work and a highlight was the massive PK- Year 2 landscape canvas which decorated the back wall of the Gallery. The sculptural fibre forms created by the boys in Terms 1 and 2 under the direction of Mrs Susie Cujes were also exhibited. Works included Pre-Kindergarten soft sculpture bean bag self portraits, a felted house representing the senses and tubes representing the organ pipes in the Chapel, adorned with embellished felt images created by Year 3 students in response to organ music. Year 6 proudly presented their self directed contemporary major artworks and students from other years exhibited a wide range of art forms representing the breadth of the Visual Arts curriculum at Trinity Grammar School. | Ronnie Pratt above: Year 2 Reduce Reuse recycle people. right: Delmar art exhibition living sculptures with Gaby Franks, Ronnie Pratt, Shelley Richards and Simon Kelly TRINITY NEWS 35