Primary school students are at a critical stage in life when learning how to problem solve, how to think and act creatively has a long term positive impact on who they will become.   Art classes with Rose are fun, educational and based on three primary beliefs.

- The intrinsic value of enabling students to solve their own problems fostering an " I can." attitude.      BEING INVENTIVE                          - ​Having fun together in a creative, supportive environment that encourages sharing ideas and questioning perceptions.​​               
- Visual arts as a media for communication, exploration and expression. Developing a visual literacy that creates ongoing opportunities for communication.
​Various studies have shown that young children who regularly practice art have better hand eye coordination, better communication between left and right sides of the brain and go on to achieve better marks in maths, literacy and science throughout school.
95% of humanity uses tools.
%5 create the tools. Visionaries, leaders, inventors, problem solvers, independent thinkers.                         Classes are progressive and include Drawing, Painting, Collage and Sculpture utilizing air drying clay and found objects.  Drawing is at the core of each term. A variety of drawing exercises are utilized, blind drawing, observation drawings, memory drawings and imagination drawings. Each is important in developing new ways for students to perceive their environment, build technical skills and sensitivity to the spirit of their subjects.            A consistent emphasis is put on the importance of the process rather than the outcome. Space is given for discovery, experimentation, exploration and expression. Students are encouraged to make a mess and accept mistakes as valuable steps in learning.

​Each term students are provided with an A4 visual arts Diary which they develop throughout the year. Other artworks may be taken home as they are finished.

 

ART CLASSES WITH ROSE​

Delano challenged by moving shapes
Delano challenged by moving shapes

This exercise really frustrated a few students who found capturing moving shadows difficult. A few declared it just too hard...yet all settled into the process enough to produce some great drawings once they decided to give it a go. I really encourage students to engage in difficult projects or processes. the emphasis es always on giving it a go and not being constrained by ideas of perfection or getting it right. In other words we value the process not just the outcome. Relax, enjoy. Try it.

head sculpture
head sculpture

air drying clay

native Australian animal portrait
native Australian animal portrait

Students drew an native animal or worked from a template, they redrew each shape on coloured paper, cut out each piece and glued them back together piece by piece.

bee drawing on a print
bee drawing on a print

Students made a honey comb print using paint paper and bubble wrap. Once it dried they could draw their bee in pencil...before drawing on the print we looked at bee s native to nsw , their shapes and colours and then we practised drawing them. after this students drew on their print with pencil and then coloured their bee in with colour pencil.

plaster sculpture
plaster sculpture

A great project half science, half art, wet plaster was poured into a ballon then knotted and given to a student. They had seen this process demonstrated first..which let them know there were a series of steps/windows to follow...first the plaster would be very wet they can squish and play for a minute then they must decide on a position...would they use their hands/ furniture, string..what to shape their piece, then they must hold the position while the plaster set later they painted it.

Ink Drawing
Ink Drawing

Portraits drawn in ink with sticks and found objects such as doll's legs help loosen up students ideas and attachments to process and outcome. Providing opportunities for happy accidents, discoveries and new approaches.

tiger print/painting
tiger print/painting

Students folded a piece of paper, drew a half a tiger face with guidance, painted a section, folded, pressed, made a print and repeated till finished. half is painted half is printed

drawing with your body
drawing with your body

fun, engaging way to explore the possibilities of mark making.

clay bird sculptures
clay bird sculptures
Foam cup sculptures
Foam cup sculptures

Loads of fun. The concept is to explore space, shape and form by experimenting with and embracing the inherent nature of a styrofoam cup. Ie the tipping point between bend and break, cut and crumble, slot and pierce. Mindfulness needs to be brought into the fingertips. Awareness, sensitivity and an ability to fail more times than you will succeed all apply to this lesson.

mixed media crazy cat
mixed media crazy cat
bug mixed media
bug mixed media
Lid Portraits in Clay
Lid Portraits in Clay

I encourage students to rifle through their recycling at home to bring in lids, yogurt containers etc. We use the lids to make portraits in air drying clay which we paint when dry. Kids love to work in clay. Working within the framework of a lid provides a unique and manageable starting point.

Marsala, 4, painting her dragon
Marsala, 4, painting her dragon
Acrylic painting
Acrylic painting

Livestock and landscape painting on a school holiday art day. Inspired by the schools chickens, their house and the gardens.

Crab by Holly age 5
Crab by Holly age 5
lift the flap drawing
lift the flap drawing
Clay portrait
Clay portrait

Air drying clay and paint

Warrior
Warrior

Pencil imagination drawing

halloween masks
halloween masks

Art classes with Rose are fun, educational and based on three primary beliefs.

 The intrinsic value of enabling students to solve their own problems fostering an " I can! "attitude. BEING INVENTIVE
 Having fun together in a creative, supportive environment that encourages sharing ideas and questioning perceptions.​​               
 Visual arts as a media for communication, exploration and expression. Developing a visual literacy that creates ongoing opportunities for communication.
​Various studies have shown that young children who regularly practice art have better hand eye coordination, better communication between left and right sides of the brain. They go on to achieve better marks in maths, literacy and science throughout school.
​95 % of humanity uses tools.
5 % create the tools.  Visionaries, leaders, inventors, problem solvers, independent thinkers. 
Primary school students are at a critical stage in life when learning how to problem solve, how to think and act creatively has a long term positive impact on who they will become. 
 Classes are progressive and include Drawing, Painting, Collage and Sculpture utilizing air drying clay and found objects.  Drawing is at the core of each term. A variety of drawing exercises are utilized, blind drawing, observation drawings, memory drawings and imagination drawings. Each is important in developing new ways for students to perceive their environment, build technical skills and sensitivity to the spirit of their subjects. A consistent emphasis is put on the importance of the process rather than the outcome. Space is given for discovery, experimentation, exploration and expression. Students are encouraged to make a mess and accept mistakes as valuable steps in learning.

​When starting students are provided with an A4 visual arts Diary which they develop throughout the year. Other artworks may be taken home as they are finished.

WHERE​ : Classes are held at the Maroubra Bay Public School, on Duncan St. Maroubra, Sydney.

WHEN : On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3.10pm to 4.10 pm as well as on Tuesdays from 4.10 pm to 5.10 pm, and run to the NSW school term.
WHO : Any child of Primary School age may enrole.

FEE'S AND TERMS : ​​Fee's are payable on the second last week of the previous term or as advised.  Fee's include all materials and a snack. Enrolment is secured when payment is made.  No refunds are provided for missed or cancelled classes.  Classes are $25.00 per hour - so if a term is 10 wks the fee is $250.00.  Term's generally run to the NSW school terms.

NB Art classes with Rose reserves the right to refuse to reenrols or enrol students whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate or disrespectful. A classroom culture of respectful and responsible behaviour and attitude is encouraged.

School holiday art programs

 

Dates for holiday programs can be ascertained by calling Rose on her mobile.

These holiday programs run from 9am to 3pm. Students  bring a healthy lunch, snacks, water, a hat and wear old or not precious clothes and shoes. We get messy and it doesn't always wash out of clothes.

bookings

available from Rose on

 

0413169115.