A big thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate student work and support our Empty Bowls project at our annual art show. Participants enjoyed a humble bowl of soup and took away a piece of the ceramic bowl installation made by students to raise awareness and funds for the UN World Food Programme. If you missed the opening, the show will continue to be exhibited to the public until June 2nd and bowls are still available with donation.
Pre-K and Kinders are enjoying exploring the the expressive potential of watercolor paints. Using the Reggio-Emilia approach of exploration and self-discovery, the children got busy learning the various ways we can make marks with brushes and made some surprising discoveries. In this seemingly simple activity students are learning how to :
Students were thrilled with the vibrant results.
PreK and Kinder have embarked on a unit that sets out to discover how to make marks and images purposefully and uncover just what materials and little hands can do. These colorful abstractions were made by simply tearing paper into different shapes. Each one is so unique!
Another exciting year in LS Art is underway! I'm looking forward to all the fabulous projects we'll get
This week is all about learning routines and procedures in the art room before we dive in.
Please join us in celebrating achievement in art at QISS and the 2015 ACAMIS Cultural Convention at the 138 Warehouse Gallery on May 23rd. Tickets are 50 RMB and include delicious refreshments and fun activities for all ages.
The gallery is a little difficult to find so give yourself plenty of time to get there. The address is at 138 Xiang Gong Lu and the nearest intersection is at Hai long Lu and Xiang Gong Lu. If you go towards the water from that intersection, on the right hand side, there is a gate to some apartment buildings with a flag that says 138 on it. Follow the road to the right to find the gallery.
As an introduction to our new unit, Pre K and Kindies took their artist's eye outside to find some shapes and lines in the buildings around them.
PreK and Kinders love to get down to the business of making painted paper and I'm so glad they do. This simple activity has a lot going for it. Not only do students get the pleasure of exploring mark making, color mixing and creating texture, the resulting paper is excellent collage material for our final project.
The kinder kids are busy learning about symmetry and color mixing with our symmetrical butterflies. Exploring how to create secondary colors from primary colors with finger paint is always a hit with these little ones!