Year 4 go to Africa!!
Last week saw the Year 4s enjoying their African Project week. The students were given an African country to study and had to find out all about that country. The week started with a look at musical instruments from their chosen country and then they had a go at making one themselves.
They also studied the physical features of the African country, the art and culture, where they drew their own African pictures, food from the country and the tourism. It truly was a brilliant experience for all the students in Year 4 and the work was of a really high standard. Well done everyone for taking part in this week and trying so hard to produce outstanding work.
Art Installation installed
The Instrumental Mobile was created by the Community Art Club run by Ms Lisa. It is an installation that was created over 2 terms and many students worked lunch hours as well as after school to finish their instrument. It was a labour intensive piece and each instrument embodies part of the artist's personality.
The inspiration for their design is varied and evident, everything from Anime, tribal design, modern art to glamour and mainstream luxury advertising can be seen. Whether or not the inspiration was rooted in passion or distaste, I think this leaves the viewer understanding our connection to music is unavoidable. Music has the potential to change a mood, to shift an atmosphere, and to encourage a different behavior.