Clubs

TEACHER ART CLUB

I am still offering FREE “art for the soul” classes for all staff members. This year, the group is very small even though 25 people signed up. I decided instead of running it for the year I would just run it for a semester, so next Tuesday is the last session for this year. Teachers seem to really want to do it but they just don’t seem to have the time. I will try again next year.

2018-19 SSIS “Art With Heart” G6-8

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SEASON 1

Project 1: POSITIVE ART CARD SWAP WITH CHINA

You can read more about this project HERE.

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Received the cards from China

Project 2: PEACE HANDS SENT TO ARIZONA

You can read more about this project HERE.

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PROJECT 3: Inspirational butterflies for school.

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SEASON 2

PROJECT 4: Art Auction at a Faculty Event 

During this season the students will be choosing art that they’d like to create and auction at the staff Faculty Follies. The money raised during this event will be donated to the Phap Vo Orphanage.

2017-18 SSIS “Art With Heart” G6-8

I introduced a NEW club this year called “Art With Heart”. Our main focus was to support Orphan Impact. You can read more about it in this POSTHERE.

THE RESPONSE FROM ORPHAN IMPACT

Thank you so much for your generous support to Orphan Impact and our vulnerable children.

This is a so meaningful project to share your students’ attention and care to their lack-of-opportunities friends who are living in orphanages. 

This project will be executed in Linh Xuan very soon. I still need an extra step to localize the language to help my students understand the contents. Then they are ready to go. After Linh Xuan, this project will be run in other orphanages also so the result and impact could be more obvious.
Photos will be taken during the process to ensure you and your students are updated. I will also send you some feedback about my students so that we can improve the future projects.
You are so well-preparing for us to get all materials and extra things for us. We would like to send a special thank to you and your students. 
We will stay in touch.
Best Regards,
Long Pham

 2015-16 SSIS (Vietnam) MS Art Club 

I have continued to run an art club at SSIS, Vietnam. During the first session we created crazy hair portraits and a bottle chandelier.

The second session was a collaborative bird painting. This took quite a long time but looks stunning hanging in the hall.

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The last session I opened up to the students to choose their own personal projects. Some are painting, others are doing digital art while three students have chosen to construct a recycle mannequin.

Art for the Soul For Teachers (Vietnam)

I am offering free art classes to the staff of SSIS. It seemed like there are many people who want to join this but the time after school is difficult to commit to. I do have a small group of core people who are here every class in particular some local staff which is brilliant. I am now running it as a semester one course.

This year we created circle mandalas, watercolour paintings, painted conical Vietnamese hats and made paper mache bowls.

2013-14 LCS (Ghana) Art Club Grades 6-12

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The students had a choice of creating their own “personal projects” or working as a group on similar tasks. At the moment they want to do the same thing so our first project is a very relaxing mandala design incorporating patterns and colour blends. I think this project is a favourite for my students and the teachers.

This was followed by making a Dale Chihuly inspired chandelier out of plastic bottles. The plan is to get all classes, teachers and admin involved and make as many of them as we can to hang around the school for the GISS conference in February. I am sure it will look stunning. This is a fabulous community project. My art club students were the ones who had to figure out how to construct these.

We also turned damaged materials into sculptures but I don’t have a photo of them so I have included the image which inspired the project.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7388786862119280/
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I have always wanted to paint rocks. One day I would love to do a large environmental sculpture incorporating painted rocks and wrapped trees. I also love the idea of leaving them around in random places as gifts for people who find them.

Currently we are working on a canvas board using a theme of our choice with thick and thin lines inspired by this image from Pinterest:

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The next project will be painting mandalas onto umbrellas. Exciting times in art club!

Art for the Soul 2013-14

First task: Watercolour background with ink trees.

We have now completed the circle mandalas and are currently painting African figures with a paint knife. It will be up to the teachers to decide what they would like to work on. They can bring in a product to paint or work on paper. This is what they have done so far.

Community Mural Art Club 2012-13

The students created three murals near the VPAC and staff room, they also created templates for the Dot Day activities and painted the comments box for the PTO. It was a busy year.

Art for the Soul- Teacher Art Club 2012-13

During the second quarter I decided to introduce Art for the Soul for teachers after their Wednesday meetings. We painted giraffes, made beads, created textured canvases and made plaster birds.

On the occasional weekends we’d also take trips to buy beads and batik. The batiking was a real high-light for the year.

Habitat for Humanity Ghana 2011

Habitat For Humanity China 2010

This was tough work because we were digging up bricks from an old foundry. You can see how exhausted the kids were. Still an amazing experience for all involved.

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