BLOG EXHIBITION DATE 2020
You have come a long way since the beginning of the school year. You started with great momentum and demonstrated heaps of creativity when you planned, designed, and turned your imaginings to life. All artworks in your grade level colors were finished on campus this year. The artworks in the final HUGE gallery post for the year were part of your online learning. You had 10 weeks of creating at home, with limited supplies and increased independence. It is clear to see that you contributed and grew as artists, maybe not in the usual ways we would have done while on campus, but certainly in the ways you solved problems. During quarantine, one of you made a rock to paint out of newspaper. Some of you used coffee to paint, and others created paintbrushes out of a variety of materials. You showed your resolve to stay connected and your love for The Arts!
Here is wishing you a restful and healthful break. For those who are leaving, I wish you well and hope to see you some where, some time, and for those who are returning, I cannot wait to see you again!
During the December break, many or our artworks were culled in a deep cleaning that occurs over long breaks. This was heartbreaking for the students and has impacted our community of artists. I cannot begin to express the feeling one has from telling the news to 12 classes of students, seeing their shock, and being a witness to how resilient young people can be in difficult situations. I am happy to report that we have recovered and are creating again. Check out the Gallery to see the variety of expression that exists from choice!
Dear, lovely, creative innovators,
This is a shared letter to all of you. It is shared because each one of you is so very unique in your process. Weird, right? Before, we co-created projects for the grade level based on a central or big idea. Now your interests drive your expression. I have challenged and changed my philosophy (the believing) and practice (the doing) over the four and growing years as your Visual Arts teacher. My new understanding allows me to give you full ownership. Together we face the challenge of documenting your process, making sure we celebrate, capture, and acknowledge your story. Due to the specialized nature of each project, your grade level’s gallery will be added to on a regular basis. So far we have finished a few projects with many more on the way. In addition to this and process posts on your Seesaw accounts, pop-up galleries throughout the year will be another way for you to share your learning with our community.
Let’s see how this new plan goes!
Your Visual Arts Teacher,
Welcome to your PYP Exhibition year!! So excited for yo all... :0)Ms Angie
Dear Grade 3,
Lucky you guys! I am so pleased you were able to work with Thai Street Artist, Alex Face. He shared his ideas and connected his artwork to being a father in an ever-changing world. We now have two Baby Rabbits on our campus, one at the library and one by the pool. The best thing about this whole experience is that we shared it with our entire primary school, proving once again that when we come together, we can achieve greatness!
Looking forward to your next creating sessions and to seeing how you do with TAB experiences in the Visual Arts classroom…almost Grade 4 now!!! Where does the time go?
Well hello, Grade 4!
It was a treat to see you all sharing your ideas so confidently. Your skills on reflecting and communicating are clear to see. I especially enjoyed hearing students give and receive constructive feedback and compliments. Hearing your artistic language develop warms the heart as I know you will use these skills throughout your school, personal, and professional lives.
Your projects were incredibly varied. Have a look and see what you all created in your gallery in the post marked Individual Projects.
Dear Grade 4,
We start your new year with a study of fiber arts, some skill development in weaving and an imaginative design of a collaborative tapestry. So much to do and learn in this world.
As we delve into the school-wide project, each of you are creating personal, self-selected artworks, setting goals and marking progress along the way.
I love seeing all of you artists in action!
Sabaidee, Grade 3!
You have been working diligently to complete your structures. I cannot help myself from being impressed with how your pieces are so unique and beautiful. Each of you expressed and communicated the attributes of buildings, towers, and bridges through the elements of art. Witnessing your pride in your pieces showed me that you developed your independence when creating and your dedication to completing your work to a high-standard. The final step in our process will be to write a collaborative informational picture book about the structures that we created. In the end, a new resource will be added to the library for all to enjoy! Check out your structures in the gallery!
Spectacular, Grade 3!
Hey Grade 3!
When considering that many factors influence the design and building of structures, you began an exploration of shapes to see how they FACTOR into design. You began working with an equilateral triangle as a basic geometrical shape. Then these shapes grew the triangle into a triangular pyramid, or tetrahedron. When you put four tetrahedrons together, a congruent shape was created. You were quite keen to enhance these triangular pyramids with textures and colors.
I especially enjoyed watching you learn about the Geodesic Dome and Dymaxium automobile and home. You can revisit this learning here. Also, if you are keen to build a dome at home, you can use this clip to guide you.
Check out the slide show below to see your process...
Sa bai dii, Grade 3!
Your paper mosaics a complete and so is our collaborative mural. Your individual mosaics were challenging and very detailed. I was impressed with your personal designs and the time you took to ensure you were doing justice to your original designs.
Tiling the tree was a big job, too, and all of you did your very best. It was important to have variety in color to give the tree texture. You had to think about the space and which of the three brown colored tiles you were going to use so as to not create a spot of dark or light on the tree.
Check out the paper mosaics and the tile mural in the Grade 3 gallery!
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.