Monmia Primary School Art Show 2018

Another school year, another art show!

I think this one topped last years event – Bigger and better!

I was blown away by the outstanding attendance. It was so wonderful to see the students, with such pride, sharing their artworks with family and friends.

The art show is a big event on the Monmia calendar. Staff and students work really, really hard to bring it all together.

The quality of the student work, particularly from Visual Arts, was outstanding! I was so proud of all of my students and thrilled that most of them had 2-3 artworks in the show.

If you weren’t able to attend on the night, check out some of the photos below.



2017 – A Brilliant Year!

I have been a bit tardy with my posts these past couple of months. I’ve been focused on reports, reports, reports!

As 2017 comes to an end, Id like to reflect on a wonderful year in Visual Arts at Monmia.

Thank you for following my blog and engaging in the outstanding work of my gorgeous little Monmia artists.

I’m so pleased to say that I will be returning to Monmia in 2018. I have great things planned and I am looking so forward to continuing the creative journey with my students.

Cheers to a fabulous New Year!

Miss Burridge

Grade 3/4A – Vincent Van gogh inspired cherry blossoms

Yesterday was Grade 3/4 Planning Day. Therefore, I had the opportunity to teach 3/4A for a double lesson.

The students learnt about Vincent Van gogh and the way he applied paint using lots of lines and a mix of colours. They began this task with some observational drawing. Students sketched the cherry blossoms and  the vase I had placed them in. They used oil pastels to imitate the textured brush strokes of Van gogh – rendering their vase, blossom branches and leaves.

Students applied pink paint to bubble wrap and used this to add blossom flowers to their artwork – stamping throughout the branches. This was a really fun mixed media activity.

Monmia Primary School Art Show 2017

The annual Monmia Primary School Art Show was held on Monday evening. I was blown away by the number of students, families and friends of the Monmia community that attended.

I am so proud of all of the students for working with such effort and pride to create their art pieces. Each of the learning spaces looked fabulous! Full of creativity. Gorgeous farm animals in the Prep area, ponds beaming with koi in the Grade 1/2 learning space, Modigliani inspired portraits and buildings galore in the Grade 3/4 CLS and an amazing display of Pop Art and portraits in the Grade 5/6 rooms.

If you weren’t able to attend the Art Show on Monday evening, please enjoy looking at photographs of some of the artworks below. Encourage your child to talk to you about their artwork/s displayed in the show and how they went about making and creating these pieces.

Stain Glass Kite Sun Catchers!

A little earlier on in the term, Grade 1/2 students created these beautiful stain glass kite sun catchers to decorate our art room windows. The materials used were black card, clear contact and tissue paper.

I cut the basic kite shape out, stuck it to the contact and trimmed the black strips. Placement of the sectioning strips was determined by the students. Then they used pieces of coloured tissue paper to fill in each section. Super easy and a beautiful way to brighten up any window.


Hello. Nice to meet you!

My name is Miss Burridge and I teach P-6 Visual Arts at Monmia Primary School.

I love making art with children and teaching them about art in our world. Photography, printmaking and ceramics are my favorite types of art to experiment with in my free time.

Through this blog I will share the work that Monmia students are creating and making in my Art Room.

Welcome and enjoy!