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Here you can see a sneak peek of all the fantastic artworks produced by the students and teachers of Lane Cove West Public School. We're sure you'll agree they look beautiful!

All art is professionally framed, and will look great on anyone’s wall. You can view the art up close and join in the auction at this year's social night "Havana Nights" on the 25th May.  Where the art will be auctioned to the highest bidder. If you don't have your tickets yet - get them on flexischools today! 

Unable to attend? You can still place an absent bid for your favorite artworks by email! Simply email before noon on Saturday 25th May with your single opening bid (Min Bid via email is $500) for your preferred artwork. If you win, that will be the price you pay for the artwork (tax deductible of course!). Be sure to include your name, the bid, the class that produced the artwork, and your contact details in the email.



KA students used different tones of pink, purple, orange and yellow watercolour paints to stain a piece of art paper. They then viewed various representations of leaves in art and used this inspiration to design their own. Students looked at the features of plants and used different patterns to represent the veins and stem within their leaf. Each design was then placed on the backing board to build one large leaf shape. 



“Learn, read, love, create, listen, fun, play, friend, class”. These nine words sum up the feelings of KC students after their first 5 weeks of school. As a class they brainstormed the words that they would like to use in their artwork to demonstrate their first experiences of school. The words were then printed onto labels and stuck to the art paper. KC students then used a dotting technique to paint different tones of blue over the words, concentrating their dots near the letters and fading away towards the edge of each rectangle. When the stickers were removed the words appeared as negative space.



We love a bit of mess in our classroom and sometimes Mrs Stepcich calls us her little monsters. However, KJ were incredibly refined and controlled when creating their artwork, ‘Messy Monsters’. They used coloured inks and straws to blow out the wiggly arms and legs, designing a unique little monster. Once dry, the monsters were cut out and each child added googly eyes, thoughtfully deciding how many and where each eye should be placed. Who knew messy could look so cute?!



During her extensive travels, Mrs Parish was inspired by artworks from around the world. KP students worked collaboratively using dot painting techniques to design this artwork inspired by a piece of art Mrs Parish had seen in Africa. First, they covered the background with yellow, orange, pink and purple. They made a clear horizon line by separating the colours and added gold highlights. Students then filled the sun and elephant templates with more dotting, before each item was added to the background.



The variety of patterns on KS’s hot air balloons were created using a watercolour paint medium called masking fluid. This fluid acts as a barrier for the paint, preserving the white of the paper underneath. KS students used spraying techniques to add bright, bold colours over their patterns before the masking fluid was removed. The balloon shapes were then cut out and combined with a small, hessian basket on the backing board.



This year 1A learnt about how living things grow, which provided the inspiration for our flower artworks. We used watercolour paint and created different patterns. Then each child’s painting was cut into eight individual love hearts which were folded in half to create flower petals. The petals were glued down to create a 3D effect. Through the use of painting and folding we created flowers that are just as unique and beautiful as we are!



With a focus on mindfulness, 1B-eautiful used rainbow coloured origami paper to create birds of all sizes. Using a variety of methods the class learnt how to fold the paper birds prior to building our artwork. Student supported each other with some of the trickier folds and they are very proud of their contribution to this artwork. ‘Flying Rainbows’ represents how unique but also similar we are in 1B-rilliant.



1C have created a beautiful art piece centred around this majestic animal, the giraffe. The giraffe was chosen as this year we are aiming to stand tall and reach our potential. Students designed their own unique pattern, using ink pens, to symbolise their 'spot' in our classroom and how even though we have our own uniqueness, together we can stand as one.



1H believes that together they are able to move mountains, both in their learning and throughout their lives. Inspired by this philosophy and artist Laura Blythman, students worked together to create this whimsical, mountainous landscape. The process involved painting a watercolour wash over a piece of art paper, blending different tones to create swirling patterns through the paint. Then students designed and cut out their mountain, using the leftover paper to cut petals, flowers and leaves. Finally, the pieces were arranged on the circular backing board to create this floating mountain-scape.



These five unique tree silhouettes were created by 2C using Japanese style ink painting. First the backgrounds were sprayed using coloured inks to create a mottled burst of colour, just like the sun beams through a rainforest canopy. Then each student carefully added their branches to the trunks of the tree using refined brushstrokes and delicate movements. Students learnt how to adjust their paintbrush motion to make the black ink of their branch become wider or more narrow.



Every student in 2H brings their individual, sparkling personality to the class, resulting in a rainbow of wonderful strengths. Their artwork depicts this mingling of colours in the happy rain cloud, pouring out rainbow raindrops. Students in 2H learnt about ‘wet on wet’ watercolour painting to create their artwork and added unique little designs to their raindrop using fine artline and posca paint pens.



Inspired by hot, sunny, summer days, 2H have created a delicious ice cream artwork. Each student used watercolour paints to design their own ice cream flavour, experimenting with mixing, blending and layering colours. The bright, swirling colours are enough to make you want to lean in and have a taste!



Working with paper and acrylic paints, 2S collaboratively designed this beautiful paper-art piece. Students formed small groups and worked together to design a pattern overlay for their ‘window’. They then used a restricted palette to paint a piece of art paper in unique patterns. Their paintings were then sliced into strips or circles and they experimented with combining the pieces in a variety of ways before settling on a layout for their background. The overlay designs were cut out of white card and placed over the strips or circles backgrounds to form the final layered artwork.



The rings in a tree branch are as unique as a fingerprint and 3H sought to capture the beauty of these natural designs. Using their iPad cameras students photographed their individual pieces of tree branch, scaling their image to be a close-up shot of their subject matter. They then used the editing tools to crop and enhance their image, changing the colour to black and white, and adjusting the contrast to highlight the natural patterns within the wood. Their interesting images were then printed and glued to the backing board.



Motivated by improving the state of our planet, 3J used recycled newspaper to create spirals. Students used precision, patience and persistence to wrap and glue the paper strips which represent the devastating pollution of the worlds water. '8 Million Pieces' refers to the amount of plastic that enters our waterways each day. Chalk pastels create the backdrop for this artwork which intends to remind us of and promote sustainable practices in our everyday lives.



Origami is the art of paper folding and the word stems from the Japanese ori meaning folding and kami meaning paper. In Term 1, 3M watched instructional videos and practised for many weeks to master the difficult folds involved in creating these paper bows. Their perseverance and persistence paid off as their folding became more polished and precise. Then they skilfully applied their technique to the beautiful Japanese paper that you see in their final artwork. It truly is a masterpiece of refined finger-work and patience.



We are a class of doodlers, so we thought an artwork to match was only fitting! We explored different features of trees such as size, shape and leaf structures. Using various line combinations and geometric patterns each of us created a tree, freely without rulers, just as a doodle should be!



Using chalk pastels, 4F worked together to cover this wispy tree with a rainbow of circular leaves. They selected tonal colour combinations and delicately coloured their circles, before smudging the chalk together. This messy technique results in beautifully blended colours. The Tree of Life is a very popular theme, represented here in a new and unique way.



Looking around the school, 4L noticed the interesting variety of shapes and patterns made by natural objects in our environment. Taking inspiration from the plants they found, students created a raised design on squares of foil using a technique called embossing. They had to delicately press their design into the foil finding the balance between applying enough pressure to make clear, defined lines, but not pressing so hard that they punctured the foil. Their squares were then sprayed with shades of metallic paint to give them a lustrous finish.



5A's "Feathers" was inspired by patterns around us and "Zentangled" art. Each child used a fine black pen to carefully design their own section of the feather, giving it unique markings as no two feathers are the same. The individual sections were then arranged as part of the larger feathers to make a beautiful overall design. Small areas were highlighted with fine gold paint to add interest. Our artwork reminds us that we all have wings, we just need to learn how to use them to fly.



This soup-erb piece of art was inspired by the pop art movement and Andy Warhol. Students used oil pastels to colour individual pieces of art paper. These separate pieces were then joined together, like a puzzle, to build the iconic image of the Campbell’s soup can. Each student put their own unique touch on the artwork by selecting their colours and patterns when colouring their puzzle piece.


6/5K - 60 CIRCLES

6/5K used a range of techniques to create their little circles of delight. They began by selecting a colour combination of blues, purples or greens in watercolour paints. They applied the paint to their piece of art paper, blending their combination to create swirls of colour. Once dry, the paper was cut into circles. Each student then researched zentangle patterns and selected different designs for their circles. They used white posca paint pens in a variety of nib sizes to delicately transfer their designs onto their painted circles. The circles were then arranged on the backing board, building this beautiful piece of artwork.



Driven by a desire to explore the effect of light and darkness in photography, 6J used their iPads to create this distinct piece of art. Isolating themselves in the darkened hall, students created interesting contrasts by pinpointing their light source and utilising the shadows. They focussed on their subject matter, zooming in to choose interesting angles and elements. Using the editing tools, students finalised their photograph, adjusting the levels of brightness and contrast to enhance the effect even further.



Zentangle art is created by drawing structured patterns within the borders of a ‘tile’. The patterns are called ‘tangles’ and the relaxing, focussed process of drawing them invites a feeling of ‘zen’. Tangles are created with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. 6S used the principles and inspiration of zentangles to create their own patterns to surround a letter of the alphabet. They began by dividing their paper into ‘tiles’ with a ruler. They then filled each ‘tile’ with a different pattern design. The result is a complex artwork that leaves you noticing something new, each time you look.

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