Author Archives: rjardin

Jackson Pollock and Kandinsky in G7

Friday was an AWESOME day for grade 7, as we made a HUGE creative mess inspired by two incredible artists from the past. We began the class by discussing and brainstorming questions we would like to find out about Kandinsky. … Continue reading

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Tints and Tones in Grade 6

The grade 6 students have jumped straight into painting. This particular task was a two lesson introduction to MONOCHROME painting skills, and SILHOUETTES. Now, that these beautiful mini-paintings are complete, the students will be learning about aerial perspective seen in landscape photography … Continue reading

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Listen, Draw, Dance, Paint – G7

UNIT: Emotions through Music & Art How can the arts make us feel? How can I express myself with paint? The grade 7 students are beginning a music & art painting unit. The first lesson was so much fun! We … Continue reading

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Flags in 40mins

Our first introductory creative task for grades 6,7, and 8, this year, was to create a flag. On the front of the flag the students could sketch, collage, or paint anything they wanted. While on the back the grade 6 … Continue reading

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WELCOME BACK ARTISTS

It is the start of another school year and I can’t wait! My husband and I have returned from an amazing summer in Myanmar, Taiwan and Mongolia. During our travels I saw many inspiring ideas for my art classes, but … Continue reading

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Printing in G7 & 8

The Last Unit of the Year Since this unit was taught in the last two weeks of the year, I changed it quite a bit. Firstly, Grade 7 were meant to be printing superheroes and Grade 8 were meant to be … Continue reading

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An Incredible ART PARTY

Two weeks ago we had our annual art exhibition and party, and it was HUGE. We had over 20 student-run art workshops and the whole SSIS community was invited to participate! As you can see by these photos we had … Continue reading

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