Happy Homes Art

The art form Happy Homes is the designing of a building that is likely to make you happy every time you see it. The person who invented this unique kind of architecture design was James Rizzo and the Happy Homes buildings are located in Brunswick, Germany.

Year 6 decided to make their own designs of happy architecture on paper and what made us inspired to do this was when one of the teachers showed us an image of the Happy Homes buildings in Brunswick, Germany, the other teacher asked Year 6 to guess where it was located. Then we started to learn more about the buildings and also last year’s Year 6 did this as well.

Many unique designs were drawn and they included happy objects and stuff like cute animals, hilarious cartoon faces, cool symbols and patterns, etc. Every one of the designs were colourful and had different shapes and sizes.


Last term, Year 6 did a type of art called zentangles. Unlike most types of art, zentangles are not bright or colourful. They are black and white, the only pen used is a black marker. A zentangle consits of about 20 squares of patterns and designs. Each one must be different. Because the zentangles are black and white, we glued them on pieces of black cardboard which bought out the colour of the black marker on the white paper. Because the designs and patterns were drawn onto the paper in such a creative way, they look great hanging from our classroom wall. Here are some examples……

Monet’s Lillies

Last term, Year 6 learnt about Claude Monet and why his paintings were unique and famous. He looked at his surroundings as a bee would. Bees see UV light and Monet was colour blind in one eye. He could see UV light too. Apart from that he saw blues, greens, purples and cold colours instead of others. He expressed this in his paintings by painting what he saw in his perspective. If you look at his paintings, the paintings are painted in different colours to what they really are.

Year 6 decided to copy Claude Monet’s illustration of UV waterlillies and they had to only use cold colours. Year 6 had to use tiny brush strokes and mix the colours. Many people enjoyed this art and these are some examples of the Year 6’s version of Monet’s UV waterlillies…

Shoe Printing

Today for one of our backgrounds for the Year 6 workbooks, we printed shoe prints on a violet A3 background. The teachers had old shoes prepared for use and the first ten people who volunteered to print got started. We brushed fluro orange paint onto the base of the shoe and printed them onto our violet background. Also the Korean students that had come from overseas got involved in the art.20150217-162928.jpg