Wednesday Afternoon Boomerang Painting! November 20th

Wednesday’s afternoon activity was Boomerang Painting! On such a warm day, we decided to sit outside in the student common area.

We had plenty of paints, brushes, and Aboriginal diagrams to work with and of course,  wooden boomerangs.

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We discussed each Aboriginal symbol and it’s meaning as well as working out which colours were most effective.

Beautiful work ladies!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Pot Plant Painting! October 24th

Yesterday’s activity was Pot Plant Painting! As it was such a beautiful day we decided to sit in the common area downstairs where we had both sun and shade.

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We had terracotta pots, a variety of paints, and painting essentials. All the many brushes came in handy.

Hard at work! It was not easy deciding what to paint, but we had a lot of laughs while thinking about it.

Our plants are called Portulaca. They are a type of succulent and will thrive in the Byron Bay sun.

Well done everyone. Fantastic results!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Boomerang Painting! May 16th

Boomerang painting was on the agenda for today and we couldn’t of picked a better afternoon to spend indoors getting creative. The rain came down outside as we kept cozy and warm in Room 1.

Lamingtons and chocolate fingers were the perfect Australian treat to spike the sugar levels and get our creative juices flowing.

The traditional Australian boomerang has been historically used for hunting, as well as sport and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian icon, and come in various shapes and sizes with all sorts of beautiful, colourful designs. In Aboriginal culture it is common to see the style of painting where a lot of tiny dots are perfectly painted to create specific shapes. These shapes or symbols often represent things relevant to aboriginal culture.

There was some great takes on the traditional patterns and also some with Byron Bay flair. They all looked great!

Now to take them to the beach and test them out!!

English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Pot Plant Painting! May 2nd

We had a crafty Thursday afternoon painting terracotta pots!

Once again I was blown away by the creativity and talent of our students.

We discussed what we would do with our pot plant when we had finished and most of us decided we would gift our creation to a friend or our host families.

With our freshly painted pots we then added a beautiful flower. They looked amazing!

Great job everyone, thanks for a super fun afternoon!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Boomerang Painting! 18 October PM

We were all very happy to have blue skies back yesterday afternoon!

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We were even happier that this meant we could enjoy yesterdays Boomerang Painting activity outside in sunshine 🙂

We had some examples to follow and the explanations of symbols traditionally used by aboriginals to tell stories with their paintings.

Everyone got really creative and came up with their own unique ideas; I was very impressed with all the end results!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Morning Boomerang Painting! – 17 October

Yesterday morning we had a very fun, colourful and educational activity – Boomerang painting! We gathered in the student lounge (as it was raining outside) and looked at some examples of work by other artists. The style in which they were painted sees many, many tiny dots, perfectly painted into various shapes. These shapes can be ‘read’ as they each symbolise different things – for example, a tiny circle, within two more circles represents a campsite and a large dot, surrounded by smaller dots represents a star! See some examples here below…

We all really enjoyed the painting process! We all started with one base colour and as we waited for that to dry, came up with our designs. They were all so different! See some of the progress here…

In the end, we were all very happy with our finished pieces! We were so engrossed, I think we would all have happily stayed painting for another hour!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis Eng
lish students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Boomerang Painting! 16 May

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon painting boomerangs!

I showed the students some handouts with symbols typically used by aboriginals along with their meanings, as well as some examples and templates for them to use,

 all the students got inventive though and came up with their own unique designs!

I was particularly impressed with Hansoo’s koala,

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and Suzie, who used a pointed accessory to carve a pattern into the paint.

Shiho’s was the most authentic,

But all the students designs were beautiful and creative ❤

and they now all have a great souvenir to take home from Australia!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.