My son and his girlfriend have just returned from 5 weeks in Europe and one of their photos was of the Pietà in St Peter’s Bascillica in the Vatican City AND before anyone starts NO it wasn’t the old slide show or photo album night but rather a connection between… Read more“When art inspires reflection!”
This week our school hosted an international group of art educators here for the 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art. This group of educators camera from countries like Japan, China, America, Brazil, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. This group photo was taken behind an amazing… Read more“World Congress Art Educators visit EPS!”
I couldn’t resist posting this TV clip about my school. The clip was shown on a community TV station last week about an Art Reach Program that Elsternwick P.S., Monash University and National Gallery work together on. I think my point in showing the clip was to both acknowledge the… Read more“‘The Arts’ an essential part of the curriculum.”
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Thanks to Greg Carroll from New Zealand for the link. Worth considering>
Sometimes you get a surprise and this was true for me recently when I visited a display of young students passion projects. I think I see a little of our Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke’s style at the stumps in this display. It’s great to see the student’s engagement in… Read more“Passion Projects”
Last Sunday we discovered the Sunday Festival at Harvard where they close the streets and have stalls selling a whole variety of goods (clothing, jewellery, food and lots of other interesting items). We discovered in one street the street chalk drawing competition. Each stall was sponsered by a local business… Read more“Sunday Street Festival at Harvard”
Men In Film Once again Philip Scott Johnson does a great job in creating visual art this time about men in film. I know I recognised at least half the men in the film. The list appears below – look at the film first before you read this list then… Read more“Can you guess the men in this film?”
Monet from Philip Scott Johnson on Vimeo. Once again Philip has excelled himself with this clip on Monet – worth a look. I have seen a few of Monet’s works here in Melbourne and in Paris many years ago.
I created this wordle using my blog’s main words. Its quite easy to create the picture although I had to use paint to edit the image before I could put it on my blog. Those wanting access to the site which I am sure would interest many students at school:… Read more“Wordle Art”
Sir Ken Robinson is featured in this video on Do schools kill creativity? The video goes for 20 minutes and is quite entertaining to watch – it’s ideal for parents to view or to use at a staff meeting to promote the value of a balanced curriculum. In the presentation… Read more“Do schools kill creativity?”
I was watching the Da Vinci Code movie the other night and got to pondering was the holy grail that so many knights had fought to find and in some cases protect, in fact Mary Magdalene’s sepulchre as the Dan Brown’s book suggested. In the movie it’s the paintings of Leonardo… Read more“Is personalised learning the holy grail?”
Thanks to John Connells work I have found a great blog for the art lovers by Phillip Scott Johnson. Women in art featues 500 famous paintings which have all been listed.