Thursday, May 31, 2012

Australian Football League

We arrived on the courts ready to do AFL with two instructor named Sam AKA Samwich. He has been teaching us techniques. But when we arrived there was Room 14 sitting on the hard court as well. It was our first time at AFL for this year, but we had AFL last year in year 6 . At the session we learnt about drop pun but before we could learn about it, we had to get into partners. My partner was Shoal and we played a fun game.

My favourite game we played was ‘Flush the Toilet’ it was so funny. Some kids from room 20 joined us. I got tug a lot of times with the ball. I had fun but I only went to AFL once because I have been so busy with my weeks.

The last game we were playing was ‘Lions And Snails’ we had to kick it into the hoop or at one of the adults. I was a lion and Shoal was the snail. They were up first but they didn’t get any of the teachers or the netball hoop. It was our turn. I kicked it and it hit the netball post. “ YEAHH!” I had scored 3 points for our team.

After our game we sat down on the hardcourt and waited until our teacher, Mrs Lagitupu told us to stand up. But before we left we said thank you. It was a great experience and I also found out that AFL stands for Australian Football League. We lined up and walked quietly to the class to eat our lunch.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tamaki Tech

Next rotation baking class, lucky me. Eating delicious baking mmmm yummy in my tummy. Every Tuesday mornings, year 7’s go Tamaki Tech. Down at tech there's three different options, food, electronics and last but not less hard materials.

The group that I was in last term was ‘Hard Materials’ and we make things with timber that must have a Housing joint. My product I have been making is a ‘Key Holder’ for my parents. My project turned out fine and my parents also liked it. Throughout the term it has been really cool making and designing. Next rotation Mrs Heka’s cooking class food tech “YEAH”!.

This term the groups had to switch to a different class but it was a little bit tricky. Hard materials had to go to food tech, food tech had to go to electronics and electronics had to go hard materials. Some people got mixed up and went to the wrong classes and the teachers got grumpy. We arrived in front of Mrs Heka’s class door looking forward to cooking. Walking towards the door was Mrs Heka she opened the door and we lined up she told us instructions. But before we can cook she had to write our names down and introduce ourselves it was so funny. I had a BLAST! cooking, washing and eating our delicious and crunchy ‘Chunky Chocolate Cookies’.

At the end of our tech session we went 5 minutes early to grab our project we have been working on last term I had a ⅘ which was cool. I’ve develop new skills and it was fun working with my new rotation teacher.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Comparing And Contrasting 'The Weeping Woman' And 'A lazy day in paradise'

This week Mrs Lagitupu has given us a task to compare and contrast again but with different artist. ‘The Weeping Woman’ by Pablo Picasso and ‘A lazy day in paradise’ by Daniella Hulmes. Picasso style of art is Cubism. Hulmes likes things pacific and her style is modern.

Picasso’s painting ‘The Weeping Woman’ is very colourful. The model for the painting was Dora Maar, who was working as a professional photographer when Picasso met her in 1936. She was the only photographer allowed to document the picture while Picasso painted it in 1937. The main colour in his painting yellow and the rest is colourful. Picasso likes to look at his paintings in different perspectives. I don’t really like this painting but I think its good.

Daniella likes things pacific. Hulmes is a European who is married to a Samoan man. In her painting her main colour is blue and the rest is colourful. Daniella painting makes me bored and lazy and I really like it. She used bright colours and also pacific patterns which is cool. In all of her paintings she has the same hair style and same faces.

In both of the paintings it very colourful and bright. They both like using bright colours. In their painting they have angled shapes and cool patterns. They also had a mode on them when they were painting.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 3 Pablo Picasso

Day 3. We arrived in Room 18 ready to learn about an artist. Pablo Picasso’s style was Cubism from different perspective. Picasso was Born on 25 October 1881 and died 8 April 1973, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and stage designer, Pablo Picasso. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, through his childhood. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso had a different style to other artist, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are commonly regarded as the three artist. Picasso was trained by his father how to paint and his dad was a art teacher at the Da Guarda art school.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Comparing And Contrasting

In Room 21 we have been asked to compare two famous artists paintings. 'Sunflowers' by Van Gogh and 'La Musique' by Henri Matisse. Mrs Lagitupu gave us a task to compare and contrast which was to look at the difference and similarity between the two paintings. Henri Matisse used the style Fauvism which meant wild beast. Van Gogh's style is Expressionism.

Van Gogh used vertical strokes throughout his entire painting and used brown and yellow as his main colours. His painting looks realistic and also amazing. When I look at his painting I felt ‘Happy’ but to the owner he was maybe depressed. I’m not sure. In his painting it had two types of flowers, dead and alive. The only painting he sold was ‘The Red Vineyard and became famous when passed away.

Henri Matisse He used bright and vibrant colours. He also is a French artist. In his painting ‘La Musique’ he has cool patterns with two women, one playing guitar and one singing. It looks like they're having a great time. It makes me feel like I’m with my friends, safe and happy.

In Van Gogh's painting he has a plant and in Henri Matisse painting he has people. In Matisse painting he has allot of patterns and in Van Gogh’s painting has plain colours. They both have different styles and techniques.

After looking at the two paintings I have seen the difference and what their techniques are. They also had a feeling for there each one of their paintings.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 2 Van Gogh Immersion Rotation

Day Two. We quietly stood up and made a line ready to head off, to Room 22. The artist we were going to learn about was Van Gogh, and also be drawing one of his paintings. Van Gogh’s style of his paintings is bright Impressionist. I have found out that Van Gogh’s full name is ‘Vincent Willem Van Gogh’, and that he lived a very sad life. I have read stories that Van Gogh cut his earlobe off, from depressed time. The one painting Vincent van Gogh sold during his lifetime was Red Vineyard at Arles, which is now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. It was exhibited in Brussels in 1890 and sold for 400 francs. Van Gogh was a painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh didn’t sell that much paintings. He became famous when he past away, because of his sister in law Johanna van Gogh-Bonger.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 1 Henri Matisse Immersion Rotation

Day One. RING RING! the bell rang. The class gathered in and watched PENN. After the news we discussed a French artist. Henri Matisse was born on December 31 1869, and he was one of France’s most famous artists. I have learnt that Henri’s paintings expressed his feelings. He also believed that his paintings could heal people. His style was ‘Fauvism’ which means ‘wild beast’. We had to find one of his paintings and draw it. Chardin was one of Henri Matisse most admired paintings.  Matisse like to paint Flowers, glassware, fruit and also portraits of his wife. On one of his trips he met the Impressionist artist named John Russell. He liked the way Russell used bright colors in his paintings. At the end of the day we drew a picture called ‘La Musique’ by Henri Matisse.

Stay put to read some more of my rotation immersion writing.