The POWER of Art – G8

PART 1 I wrote EARLIER about the grade 8 students using composition, observation, and toning skills to complete these beautiful skeletons. PART 2 BACKGROUNDS AND TECHNIQUES. As an introduction to mixed-media the students were given 3 different techniques, step by step. Once they completed these small one-lesson tasks they were ready for part 3 of the final task which... Continue Reading →

ENDANGERMALIA RAISED $850 USD

GREAT news: 'Endangermalia—Before It’s Too Late', our book which was researched, written and illustrated by grade 8 art students at SSIS, in collaboration with Commack Middle School, NY raised a whopping $600.00! These profits were gained from donations during our art party last week and from book sales. Plus the profits from our online store which brings... Continue Reading →

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 Australia, Graeme Base. "It is wonderful to see the many ways ‘Animalia' has touched people... Continue Reading →

HS MarkMaking Canvas & Prints

The HS class have nearly completed their final mark-making fabric portraits and they are looking sensational. The students have had a quarter of exploring different drawing techniques from: gesture, contour, negative space, continuous line, blind, upside down drawing and Zentangles. Theses silhouettes were the second formative task and the fabric is the third. Once the canvas... Continue Reading →

Splash & Dash Endangered Animal G8

The grade 8 students have had a sensational start to the year. They began by learning how to truly see their animal. They created blind, negative space, contour and gesture drawings of their animals. Then they researched WHY their animal is endangered and presented the information to their peers. This was followed with charcoal research.... Continue Reading →

Reviewing Drawing Techniques in HS

A Quick Warm Up During class today, the students reviewed some basic drawing techniques which, when combined, helps us achieve accurate observational drawings.   The Task We began with some quick figure gestures followed with: blind, contour, negative shape, kinesthetic and observational drawing skills. These all help us to REALLY see. The final task today, was... Continue Reading →

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