On Friday, after packing up the art show, I collected all the grade 7 umbrellas and delivered them to the Crescent Mall. This afternoon at 4pm, we had a lovely opening which was planned and organized by the LST students. They talked about the unit and explained how we collaborated, and then a video was played... Continue Reading →
After completing their umbrellas my grade 7 students created StopMotions and took funny photos with the umbrellas. Today, we went to LSTS (next door) to meet and share our awesome work. The students got back into their original groups and worked through a list of discussion questions.
G7 Mandala Collaboration is Nearly Complete STEP 1: Go to LST (Lawrence S. Ting School) and learn technique 1. (Concentric circles) STEP 2: LST students come to our school and we teach them technique 2. (Folding) STEP 3: We all use You Tube and learn technique 3. (Seed) STEP 4: Create our own designs based... Continue Reading →
This is a continuation of my Mandala Collaboration with LST (Lawrence S. Ting school). We went to their school to be taught one technique then they came to us to learn the second technique. All students then followed a You Tube tutorial for the third technique. Everyone created their own mandalas based on the theme... Continue Reading →
This is a continuation of: Mandala Collaboration 2. After the collaboration with LST school we then designed our own Mandalas based on the theme "Cities". The students have finished drawing and colouring their Mandalas. We photocopied the drawing and swapped it with the local school. Next week our students will be getting into pairs are redesigning... Continue Reading →
My grade 7 students are currently learning about Mandalas and radial design. They began with a brief research using the Question Formulation Technique. We then collaborated with Lawrence S Ting (LST) school, which is the local school next door. We walked to the school next door and the students taught our students one technique. The... Continue Reading →
"The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organisational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both... Continue Reading →
My students had one week left of art so I decided to set them a group challenge which had incredible results. I briefly introduced them to mandalas and told them they would be painting a group mandala onto an umbrella. At home each student was required to design their own mandala based on a theme... Continue Reading →