Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kiwi Kick

After morning tea we walked to the courts for Kiwi Kick but the sky was cloudy and grey. “Ohh my hands are numb” I said in my head but then I just realized so were my feet. I put my jacket on to try and warm myself up. But instead the wind blew against my legs giving goose bumps to arrive.

One of the skills that we were focusing on was called "the mark". "So in your partners practise the mark by throwing the ball in the air and catching it with your hands in the shape of” Sam instructed us. Piriniha was my partner who launched the ball up in the air. It was my task to grip the ball in my hands while my I soared  and then it would be his turn.

After we had finished practising the mark we started learning different marks like the high mark and the Specky mark. The high mark is when you put your hands up as a W and wrap your hands around the ball. Well the Specky mark is sort of like the high mark but with this mark you do a run and jump as well as wrapping your hands around the ball. Also Specki means spectacular.

In Kiwi Kick I have been enjoying the sessions with our trainers Anita and Sam they have been very fun hanging out with them and learning new skills. Did also you know that another name for Kiwi Kick is AFL which stands for Australian Football League.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Picasso and Matisse Comparing and Contrasting

Pablo Picasso’s style of painting called Cubism included different perspectives into one painting. Henri Matisse’s style was called “Fauves” in english it means the Wild Beasts and would use unrealistic colors . Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were born in the same era as each other and when both of them were studying in Paris they met and became lifelong friends.

Matisse painted a painting about a woman named Woman With A Hat the painting was about his wife she looks emotionless because he was just experimenting with the new style called Fauvism. One of Pablo Picasso’s painting was called The Weeping Woman he created another painting called Guernica it has a connection about the Spanish civil war.  

Pablo Picasso has strong and bold colors. But Matisse uses unnatural colors because he was experimenting style called Fauvism.  Both of them used yellow and green for their shading.

Picasso used clearly delineated lines in his art work. He also incorporated jagged lines.   Matisse however used unnatural colors in his painting, to show the outline of the different shapes and lines.

I think that Matisse and Picasso are very similar artists these two have to be my favourite artists.