Our Visual Arts response to our poetry this week, 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' by William Wordsworth...
On Tuesday we had a great time experimenting in class! We have had students from UCD coming in on Tuesdays to teach us lots of Science! This week they brought the lab to our classroom! We were in 4 groups. 1 Group looked at the Biology of the apple, another the Chemistry, and the final groups were focusing on Physics. Enjoy photos from the day...
5th Class were offered the great opportunity to connect with The Hugh Lane Gallery and take part in their 'ZOOM' project. "The over-arching theme of this project, which is initially aimed of twenty-six primary schools throughout Dublin city, is to introduce children to the Hugh Lane Gallery, its collection and temporary exhibitions and through discussion and looking more closely, to become more familiar with particular artworks and delve deeply into visual art practice."
We were visited by Liliane from the Gallery last Monday. She spoke to the class about the project and the gallery. We then went in to the Gallery last Friday. We travelled into town early. Before visiting the gallery, we had time to go and see the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. The children were told how this garden was designed to be a place of quiet remembrance and reflection, and that it is dedicated to the memory of all who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom. This is something we are currently learning about in our History curriculum. The children loved the large sculpture by Oisin Kelly, based on the theme of the 'Children of Lir'.
We then headed over to the Gallery. We were split into 2 groups. One group looked at the painting, 'There is no night' by Jack B Yeats, while the other group looked at Patrick Scott's, 'Chinese Landscape.' We had two artists working with the different groups and the children were given the chance to create art based on the paintings they were focusing on. They were all given sketch pads too to make sketches as the visit went along.
The 2 groups came back together again and combined their creations to work in front of a green screen. Liliane will be putting all the images together to make their art come alive!
It was a great day. Thanks to Aoife who accompanied us into the Gallery. The staff of the gallery were so impressed with the class who were 'a credit to the school' during the visit.
Enjoy the pictures from the day...
Break a leg to all 4th and 5th Class students performing tonight in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght. You have all worked so hard since September and sound great! It will be a pleasure to see you all showcase your amazing sound tonight! Huge thanks again to Ms Purcell and Ms Holohan for all your hard work with the choir this year.
Ms Kelly, Mr Joynt
Recently for Art, we looked at famous Dublin artist, Christy Brown. Christy Brown was an Irish writer and painter known for overcoming his debilitating cerebral palsy by using his foot to author several books including his autobiography My Left Foot (1954). His work consisted of stylised observational paintings of still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Born on June 5, 1932 in Dublin, Ireland, Brown was the 10th of 22 children. His mother was determined to facilitate his mental capability, and taught Brown how to write and communicate. Brown later went one to become one of the first members of Arnulf Stegmann’s Disabled Artists Association, which provided him with a monthly stipend in exchange for a number of paintings each year. Much of his work belongs to the shared collection of the Little Museum of Dublin and the National Library of Ireland. We then tried painting with our feet and realised just what an incredible talent Christy Brown had!
Ms Kelly's 5th Class
You are capable of amazing things!