Author Archives: rjardin

Welcome G6 Q3

Once again, we began with our digital sketchbook covers. The students took selfies from interesting angles using MovieFX, then they added the photo into Wordfoto. This allowed the students to enter words that described themselves and their interests. They then drew … Continue reading

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An Update: Art Foundations 1

We have only had 3 weeks since the Christmas break and now it is the TET break. So we decided to do a 3 week crash course in PERSPECTIVE. Even though this is a 9-12 class many students have never … Continue reading

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Hundertwasser Inspired ART, G7

After traveling to Austria and seeing Friedensreich Hunderwasser’s art and architecture in real life, I knew I wanted to teach a unit about him. There are so many reasons why we should be studying his work, ideas and inspirations! He … Continue reading

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Goodbye G6, Q2

I was about to share the work grade 6 created during the first three weeks of quarter 3, but realized that I still had AWESOME work to celebrate from quarter 2! So here you go: The ceramic bowls were fired and … Continue reading

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PLEASE Purchase Our Book, G8

OUR SHOP IS OPEN AND WE NEED YOUR HELP…….PLEASE. http://www.lulu.com/shop/saigon-south-international-school-and-commack-middle-school/endangermalia-before-its-too-late/hardcover/product-22990464.html The grade 8 art students have been working very hard, over the last 14 weeks on a collaboration with Commack Middle School, New York. They also connected with an author/illustrator from … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Foundations 1: Value Drawing

LEARNING ABOUT VALUE We began the quarter be studying different ways artists create value. The students practised value scales and a variety of toning techniques from stippling, shading to lettering. We watched and copied these videos (below) and then looked at … Continue reading

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Passion Projects G7

This was my first time trying Passion Projects. I have wanted to do it for quite a few years but, was worried about the quality of work produced, especially when students are working on their OWN, and not on the … Continue reading

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