2022 Ruru Art
November 18, 2022
The students in Ruru have created their own art pieces based on the Northern and Southern lights. Students have learned what causes the Northern and Southern lights to occur. They are also known as Auroras. As a class, we investigated, and found out that scientists discovered that the sun gives off a bit of electricity, especially when there's lots of eruptions of hot gasses from its surface. These gases released by the Sun contain electricity. When some of this material escapes from the sun, and makes its way all the way to earth, it hits the top layers of the Earth's air, zapping it. That causes those layers of air to glow. The auroras are usually seen in the North Pole and South Pole and appear in a range of colours, making it appealing to the eye. We all loved looking at pictures of the auroras and were inspired to create our own!
The students learned new techniques on how to blend chalk pastels together, using either a toothbrush or their fingers. We discussed why we'd have a black background and not a bright blue sky, to make it realistic for nightime. We added snow to the mountains as there is snow in both the North Pole and South Pole. For those who added trees in their art, we discussed why we should use black and not green, to create a shadow effect for nightime. Stars were added and are not so obvious to see, which was deliberate, due to the aurora glow! I am so impressed with how well these art pieces have turned out!
"Keep up the good work Ruru"!! Miss Clapham