Look at the following video and then answer the above question.
Talk About Art is a six-minute documentary film that highlights visitors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Among the visitors who share their thoughts on art are people from all walks of life—including students, a taxi driver, an architect, a security guard, and a hairdresser. These are not art historians, but art is a common bond for them, and definitely a force in their lives. For some art is a way to connect to the past; for others it is a way to see the world around them in a different way. Listening to their side of the museum experience may get you talking about art as well.
At School in Term 4 we will be looking at the artist Keith Haring, an American artist from the early 1980′s.
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Art Teacher, Kelly McFadzen, from Singapore American School – elementary (primary) made this video. A lesson she did with her Grade 5 students on their iPads. Their School would like to do an collaboration and art exchange with our School.
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Tricia Fuglestad, is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. She is the NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, was honored with a Teacher of Distinction Title from the Golden Apple Foundation in 2012.
If you’ve watched past episodes of Idea Channel, you know we’re huge fans of Minecraft. This totally amazing video game allows you to build your own world from scratch, what’s not to like?!?! But it may be good for more than just fun and games. Some experts have brought Minecraft into the classroom, allowing teachers to customize lessons and students to engage with concepts in new ways. And while educational games aren’t new, Minecraft has some unique advantages that could usher in a new direction in education.
Creativity has always been essential for our cultural growth, but there are still many misconceptions about this elusive process. Not the left-brain/right-brain binary that we’ve come to believe, being creative is considerably more complex, and requires a nuanced understanding of ourself and others. Being a powerful creative person involves letting go of preconceived notions of what an artist is, and discovering and inventing new processes that yield great ideas. Most importantly, creators must push forward, whether the light bulb illuminates or not.
Off Book is a PBS web series that explores cutting-edge art, internet culture, and the people that create it.
The children have the great opportunity to work with our Artist in Residence in the Junior School, Kaye Clancy, over several art lessons. Kaye is a renowned ceramic artist in Australia. She has work in the collections of numerous public galleries in Australia. This term the children will learn new skills, techniques, and processes and extend on hand-building methods to construct clay figurative and animal objects. The children will be introduced to exiting ways to finish and decorate their work through the use of coloured underglazes, embedded glass, and metals. These finished clay works will be combined into a collaborative artwork and displayed permentantly at the Junior School as a memento of the Year 6 class of 2013.
The various body parts of the mini beasts (body, wings, legs, stingers, pinchers) were made from aluminum wire to make an armature. This armature was covered with tissue paper and cellogel (wall paper paste) – at least three to five layers. The following week when the paste had dried the mini beast body parts were hot glued together. The children then added extra patterning with paint pens.
4 year olds at an Early Learning Centre with teacher assistance created this animation. The children devised the storyline and created the paper mache’ mini-beasts.