Arts in action
Pillars of Principles
A spotlight on Arts and Action:
Using the VIS Co-Curricular Program as a platform, volunteer artists in Grades 4 and 5 signed up to assist with artistic projects in the community. The school librarian, Mr William, heard about their willingness to share their creativity and booked them in for a project. The objective: Beautify the upper-level of the Library! The Arts in Action team stepped up and embraced the challenge. Through a lengthy process, students grappled, dialogued, and discussed what would be the best designs. In the end, they were guided by the VIS Learning Principles ...seven principles, seven pillars. Through the elements of art, these students were able to communicate ideas and, as a result, keep these principles ever-present at the forefront of the learning journey here at VIS.
Alice's Essential Items
Dear Arts in Action Activists,
You, not surprisingly, outdid yourselves! The props we made for the production of Alice were well received and added so much to the performance. Arts in Action were even mentioned in the credits and thanked before the performance even began. That is impact.
Well done to you all,
We are at it again!!
Dear and generous Art Activists,
I never cease to be amazed with your enthusiasm and dedication. We have had lots of discussions about possible ways to positively influence our school community through Visual Arts.
Our first goal is to support Envision Theatre's production of Alice. From flamingos to hedgehogs and muffins to tarts we are in up to our chins in the Arts! :0)
Ok, ok, seriously though, you all are wonderfully amazing and I am very lucky to work with you this year. Let's make all things beautiful!
FINISHED!!! Well, maybe...
We did it! A work of art and a labor of love...Mr Chad seems pretty chuffed with our contribution to his wall of learning. We may be finished, but word on the street is that he has plans to use this tree as a way to symbolize the process of teaching and learning at our school. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing our tree grow and develop into an even more meaningful piece of art!
Until next time,
A tree for Mr Chad
Dear AIAS aka Arts in Action Squad,
Our first project is well under way. Mr Chad was keen to have a tree on his wall in the PYP office. We did some research on the internet and then came up with several designs. He chose his favourite one and we were on our way!
So far you've discovered that creating art takes many different skills. Your Approaches To Learning or ATLs are developed in these ways. You researched murals and different techniques to draw trees. You had to self-manage and control how you interacted with the art space. You used social skills to share that space and to collaborate. Your thinking skills were developed as you analysed the area being covered. And finally, you had to communicate your ideas to each other and to me. Check out the explanation of these skills here.
Looking forward to seeing your progress!