Cha Cha Side

Mrs Lynch’s class loved performing the Cha Cha Slide at lunchtime.

We performed a flashmob dance one day.

Cha Cha Slide by MLY and helpers from Bernadette Lynch on Vimeo.

It is really easy to learn the steps and the lyrics.

The whole school performed a flashmob at Bellaire PS one day.

Bellaire do the Cha Cha Slide! from Bellaire Primary School on Vimeo.

Watch the blog for your class’ performance.

Abstract Painting: Wassily Kandinski

This week we have been inspired by the 19th Century Russian artist, Wassily Kandinski.

Kandinski art is easily identified by the use of shapes: the circle, square and triangle and his use of bright, bold colour. 

He also loved cats and painted is famous painting, ‘Kandinski Kats’ is one of our favourite paintings.Kandinski Kats

The Middle Department explored colour and shape to create a piece of abstract art of their own.

Their efforts look amazing.


The Hungry Caterpillar

Introducing Another Great Artist: Paul Cezanne

Our studies in art appreciation have included looking at famous landscapes, portraits, abstract and still life works.

Paul Cezanne (1839–1906) lived in France.  He was a Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations for a new and different world of art in the 20th century.

Cézanne’s  repetitive, exploratory and small brushstrokes are clearly recognizable.

He is famous for still life paintings.

His famous painting is called ” Still Life with Apples” .

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne








Cezanne explains still life drawing is…“not copying the object,” he wrote, “it is realizing one’s sensations.”

Look closely at the painting. Take notice of the edges of the fruit in the bowl.

Also the right corner of the table tilts forward, and is not aligned with the left side.

Some areas of canvas are left bare, and others, like the drape of the tablecloth, appear unfinished.

Cezanne encourages us to wonder about his perception of apples arranged carelessly on a table.

How can you use paints to create depth in your still life objects?

Our Magnificent Mosaic

 Middle Department students are creating  mosaics in the art room this week. 

We have attempted to recreate our very own masterpiece that has been at the front of our school since 2009.

LLPS was lucky to receive funding for an ‘Artist in School’ project.


The amazing mosaic depicts landmarks and birdlife around Lara.

Hovell’s Creek runs through Lara just as it runs through the mosaic.

The You Yangs stand proudly and birdlife is attracted to wetlands and bush.



Art Appreciation Questions

1. What do you see?

2. What do you think?

3.What do you wonder?

Back in the Art Room


1. The Preps will learn the art of  printing using a rubbing plate.

This is a technique where we will use a block with a pattern that has a textured pattern on it.

We will place our paper over the top and rub the crayon over the top.

Just like magic a pattern will appear.

Did you know that this was how printing was done a very long time ago?

Printing using rubbing plates.

Printing using rubbing plates.

2. The juniors will learn the art of stamp printing using lots of different objects for a stamp.

We will try using a three prong fork to create a beautiful field of tulips.


3. The seniors will attempt the art of etching.

Etching is a type of print made by scratching marks onto the surface of a metal plate. We will be using old CDs that have been painted.
The effect is beautiful.

You may like to design a pattern using some inspiration from ‘Turkish motifs and Pattern’ on Google Images.

The artists and craftsmen from Turkey use their simple designs and bright colours on their pottery and rugs to make their masterpieces.

Do you like the etchings from Grade 6?