Year 6 Clock project



  1. Using an app of your choice, explain the difference between mass produced novelty items and original, handcrafted artwork.
  2. Using your net books create:
  • A relevant heading.
  • A collage of artistic clocks – these should be limited editions or original art works (NOT mass produced novelty items). DO NOT USE GOOGLE IMAGES!!!!! You will need to research independent sites. Think about effective key words to assist your search, such as ‘handcrafted’, ‘authentic’, ‘one of a kind’ and ‘original’. Then use what you know eg does it look mass produced? If so, it probably is.
  • For each clock, list the materials it is made from, the artist or the website. I should be able to replicate your search.
  • Is there any particular story associated with each clocks production? For example, was it designed as a charity donation, for an exhibition, by a child, for display in a city or town etc?
  • Have your work checked before you print.

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  1. Create 2 different designs for your clock in your visual diary.
  2. Carefully sketch & label your diagrams, illustrating front, side & back views.
  3. Identify any features inspired by your research.


  • Your design must be original.
  • Your design must be free standing.
  • Your design must fit inside a shoe box.
  • Appropriate dimensions. Your design must allow enough room for the hands of the clock (8cm) as well as the clock mechanism (8cm x 8cm).



News from the art room in 2016

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Year levels 2 to 6 have been engaged in designing their own avatars. In investigating this art form, they have looked specifically at Hindu styles as inspiration. The years 4,5 and 6’s have made great use of their iPads as a learning tool in gaining an in-depth look at design features and details. The quality of their investigations and art work has been greatly enhanced by the effective use of this technology.

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Meanwhile, the prep and one students have been discussing their families and the things that they enjoy most about being with them. They have created beautiful art work illustrating a special time spent with their families. This artwork will serve as the front cover of their visual diaries, which they will be using regularly in the art room. Please feel free to come and view your child’s work before or after school.


2014 Woodend Children’s Festival

Here is your chance to see our community mural on display! All of our ribbon (year 3-6) and cellophane (P-2) stars have contributed to the ‘One million Star Constellation’ ready to be viewed in it’s amazingness at the festival. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to have a look at your work on display!

Sunday 27th July at the Buffalo Sports Stadium, Woodend.
10am – 3pm
Program & tickets can be found at

Woodend Children’s Festival

Puppeteering, African drumming, Indigenous storytelling and weaving are among workshops being developed for Woodend’s inaugural children’s festival, to be staged on Sunday 27th July 2014 as an exciting mid-winter activity for local families.

Running from 10am-3pm in Woodend’s Buffalo Sports Stadium, with adjoining marquee. A range of workshops, performances and creative areas will be operating on the day.

Our school will be contributing to the Woodend Children’s Festival One Million Stars installation. This is being designed as a mini-version of a large artistic installation created by artist Maryann Talia Pau, which showcases 11,000 stars suspended at Melbourne’s Big Design Market 2013. Our stars will then become a part of a larger installation at the 2014 Big Design Market in Melbourne in December. ‘These woven stars will represent light, hope and courage to end all forms of violence, including violence against woman.’ Maryann Talia Pau .

For a visual demonstration of how to create these star weaves, visit and practise at home. (Choose Instructional video number 2)

Good luck at have fun!