A neon is a gas that creates different colours. Then people transfer the gas into tubes of glass. Wendy Haythornthwaite
We drew our practice walking child front and side on.
I had to study Wendy’s face to understand how it looks. I learnt a lot about faces. Jennifer Nguyen
We looked at how all different body parts fit together. All of us did really creative details. K.i.m.i Nguyen
We had lots of fun. We did lots of good details. We probably made some pretty good figures. Kate.D.Meckind
I enjoyed thinking of the details to put on my work. It was hard because it’s a neon which means it is one tube of light. Jackie Baldwin
I made a cute little puppy on my drawing.it was a little bit hard to make. Asha.F.Lawrence
We’ve been pasting up our letters on the columns of building 95 on the Atherton Gardens estate. You can come and see it from Gertrude St in Fitzroy. We’ve been working hard because the days have been very very windy which has made it so hard to get the letters pasted up. But we’ve kept going even though it’s hard and made it happen anyway. It looks good and we’re happy.
On thinking about the first letter ‘G’ of the GROW project, freshly pasted up.
It’s clear and good and it stands out from far away. – Hayley
When you go close you can’t see the little rips, only the wrinkles like old people. – Daphne
It was a bit risky because it didn’t stick on very easily. – Rene
It’s too far to the left! – May
THE LETTER R is a rainbow and rain. Come and see it it’s great!!!! Or if you’re too far away here it is for you to see and enjoy.
Remi taught me how to draw a face properly. 😑-Brandon Nezirovic
We are making a person out of cardboard and it is like the neon that we are designing. 🤗- Xanthe Matthews
We traced someone while they were on cardboard so then after we cut the pieces out and then finally put them together as a moving figure 💩-Jackie Baldwin
I love the way we are creating the walking motion and it makes it easier for us.😜-Wendy Haythornthwaite
I loved being a model for the making of the walking child neon. I also love tracing Darwin because he is interesting. Wendy Hawthornthwaite
Today we are working on the word GROW, and specifically we are working on the letters G & R for our paste up. Over the last few weeks we have been looking at how we will make the letters. We’ve been thinking of all the words that start with these letters that make us think about growth. We have brainstormed and now we are going to experiment with our ideas. It’s good to be making art that is hands on and practical.
Amanda and I have been working on a film in photoshop (an animation for our film). We are getting it ready for the Richmond West Primary School art show. We barley got anywhere until the very end when filled in the pond. I had a great time though. Roisin
We are so proud of the 5 artworks we exhibited in light boxes installed on the Atherton Gardens Estate as part of the Gertrude St Projection Festival. Here are some of our thoughts…
we all feel really proud
it was exciting
it was hot and sweaty work, we worked hard, it feels fresh now we’ve made it
we feel proud, happy and relieved
happy because people see our work and relieved and proud
happy I’ve done the best I can