G4 students experimented with new techniques to create vibrant and textured non representational paintings.
The magical creatures are nearly hatched !
K student sculptures will be on display along side the books students have created about their creatures on the 3rd floor before moving into the library next week.
K Parents are invited to the 3rd floor after the Kren assembly this Friday to view the sculptures and listen to students read their books aloud.
In collaboration with the G1 UOI, Sharing the Planet, students in grade one have transferred their knowledge about plants, creating detailed botanical illustrations of different plant specimens.
Students relied on all five senses. Smelling and touching the plant specimens, before looking very closely and drawing the fruits and plant parts. Of course, the best part was tasting the fruits after they had been studied.
G3 students have taken the doodle to a whole new level. First, students tried out different Zentangle drawing techniques in their sketchbooks, before exploring the properties of different tools and materials. Students used the technique on scratch-board, and also had the chance to experiment with recycled polystyrene to make prints in the printing press.
In collaboration with the G2 UOI, Where We Are in Place and Time, grade two students have been creating pictures of different landmarks.
Student examined different photographs of a landmarks over time to inquire into how landmarks connect people. For their final illustrations, students used watercolor and/or collage.
Something quite magical happens at the art table when we bring out clay. Debi Li says "it's their Starbucks," and it's true that the conversations and collaborations that are born at the clay table are like no other. Please enjoy the captioned photos below for a glimpse into PK2 art exploration with clay.
Magical Creatures are coming to life in kindergarten.
Students recycled boxes of different geometric shapes to create a structure before using paper mache to strengthen the forms.
The magical creatures were painted with gesso before the break, and will be ready for students to paint and decorate upon their return to school.
Stay tuned as students return to the original provocation, Sean Tan's The Lost Thing, to publish their own books about their magical creatures.
In collaboration with the G4 UOI, Where We Are in Place in Time, grade four students have been creating artworks in the style of Jacob Lawrence. After looking closely at Jacob Lawrence's series of paintings about The Great Migration, students created artworks in a similar style to accompany their own non fiction stories and memoirs.
It's a challenge at times to document the whole process of a project.
In the arts, we often say that tprocess more that the product, so in this blog I generally try to document students in process. Whether it's because we're too busy working and helping each other, that no one remembers to take pictures or that the finished work just photographs better, I've fallen a bit behind on the G3 art blog.
Over Winter, students created a clay figure after studying human proportion. The figures dried and were fired before students used under-glazes and paints to finish their sculptures, as seen here in students finished clay pieces.
G1 students responded to Leondaro di Vinci's painting Mona Lisa this month by creating their own modern version. After looking closely at the Mona Lisa using Visual Thinking Strategies, they brainstormed on careers Mona might have in our modern world. Student were thoughtfully creative with their compositions.
(Title quote from Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole)
PYP Visual Art