What’s happening in the Art Room this week?

Introducing the famous artist from 1800s,

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh began using a different style of painting we know call ‘expressionism’.

His paintings have vivid colours and strong lines and they express emotions.

The Starry Night, 1888, oil on canvas, located in Paris Museum

The Starry Night, 1888, oil on canvas, located in Paris Museum

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Vincent Van Gogh was an unusual man who spent most of his time alone and in his bedroom. This painting of his bedroom is quite neat but apparently most of his life was a mess.

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In 1889, after cutting off his ear and giving it to a lady, Vincent van Gogh entered an asylum in France. There, in the last year before his death, he created almost 130 paintings. Within the first week, he began Irises, working from nature in the asylum’s garden. Each one of Van Gogh’s irises is unique. He carefully studied their movements and shapes to create a variety of curved silhouettes bounded by wavy, twisting, and curling lines.

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If you ever go to the National Gallery in London you will see Van Gogh’s most famous painting, ‘Sunflowers’. It was painted during a brief period in his life when he was happy and optimistic. The use of the colour yellow reflects this. He painted fast and he put the paint on very thick, sometimes straight from the tube.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation is the knowledge and understanding of the universal and timeless qualities that identify all great art.

We can ask the questions:

1.What do I see?

2. What do I think?

3.What do I wonder?

Can you see the expressionism used in Grade 6 art?

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Happy Birthday Lara Lara Primary School

LLPS is 150 YEARS OLD

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Lara Lake was a very different place 150 years ago.

There were farms but not many houses and hardly any people lived in Lara Lake.

Lara was on the other side of Hovell’s Creek.

The Government decided to set up a school so that  children could be taught the three “R’s,” (reading, writing and arithmetic).

The very first school only had one room and one teacher.

In the olden days school commenced with the teacher inspecting the pupils to see that their face and hands had been washed, their hair combed and their clothes neat and, where necessary, darned.

The teachers were very strict. Rules governed how children were to enter the room, bow to the teacher, sit down on the benches when reading from the blackboard or learning to write.

If they broke the rules they were given the strap by the teacher. One teacher had to teach 50 students in all the grades.

Students started school when they were about six years of age and left school at 16 years. However, school was not compulsory, and some parents required their children to help with the jobs at home.

There weren’t many books in our first school and boys and girls learned to write on chalkboards.

There were no cars so the children walked a long way or sometimes they rode their horse to school to LLPS.

School has changed over the past 150 years.

We are very lucky to have such a beautiful school.

School Days are the Best Days.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LLPS

Here are some photos of the great day when we celebrated 150 years of happy learning days at LLPS.

Every student in the school received a delicious donut.

Every student in the school received a delicious donut.

We welcomed back some past principals. This is Mrs Verfurth who was the principal before Mr Creece.

We welcomed back some past principals. This is Mrs Verfurth who was the principal before Mr Creece.

The birthday cake looked just like our celebration poster.

The birthday cake looked just like our celebration poster.

The assembly went for more than one hour and every single student listened to the guest speakers with respect.

The assembly went for more than one hour and every single student listened to the guest speakers with respect.

Our gym looked amazing.

Our gym looked amazing.

Mr Creece has been our principal since 2010 and is very proud of every boy, girl, teacher, parent and worker at LLPS

Mr Creece has been our principal since 2010 and is very proud of every boy, girl, teacher, parent and worker at LLPS


We had a challenge at the end of day.

We wondered what LLPS would look like in 150 years in the future.

The discussion did not work and we could not think of any ideas.

This is such a difficult question.

Do you have any suggestions for LLPS in 10 years?

Now try 150 years?