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We are all excited to be back at XSite so we can do the next part of our neon artwork. Here are some of our thoughts from the last weeks…

Today we worked on the minor but important details for our neon artwork and also did some stop motion animation. I really enjoyed today. A great first day back! Jackie

Today I had a very good day because I went to XSite at The Factory and saw Mary, Maria Remi and Regina there. It was so Cool! bye Mia

Today we did light painting, we did  the words walking child!! Wendy

today we continued to work on the details. we also did some light art. the light art was new to me but it was really fun. today was awesome!!! jackie🤑

i love this workshop especially the project that we are working on. we are working on a walking child! every one is exited.     kate

i love this workshop that we do art and learn new things in. I love the new thing we are working on. We are working on a Walking Child. Jinx

today at the factory we were doing a project called the walking child we are doing neon installation it is very very fun. Asha

Puppy Bones









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 was a little bit hard to make. Asha.F.Lawrence

The Letters G and R


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.


an xsite workshop


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 HaythornthwaiteCut




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