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 and 7 students wrote: what they were looking forward to the most in art this... Continue Reading →
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 printing human right issues connected to their learning in social studies. We did begin the... Continue Reading →
Vietnamese Landscapes in the Style of Hundertwasser I wrote earlier about this project but wanted to show the final paintings and sculptures now that the unit was complete. These paintings are the students' interpretations of the Vietnamese landscape but in the style of Hundertwasser. The students studied his use of symbols to communicate important environmental messages.... Continue Reading →
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 →
This is a continuation of my previous post where we left off with the students designing their gorgeous concepts. They were required to choose a Vietnamese landscape photo and reinterpret it using Hundertwasser's colourful, symbolic and highly patterned style. These were created with tracing paper which were brilliant for layering and retracing our favourite sections. The students were... Continue Reading →
CREATIVE COLOUR WHEEL PAINTINGS After creating these gorgeous "Creative Colour Wheel" watercolour paintings, the students were now ready to apply their knowledge of, 'Analogous' colours, to a foil textured sculpture. It was meant to be a relief art work but many of the students chose sculpture instead. As long as they could demonstrate texture, analogous... 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 students are now learning some paint techniques ready for their second piece. I am really looking forward to their results.