Monthly Archives: January 2016

Observational Drawings- Grade One

Grade One students have been looking at animals. We discussed their features and their habitats. They then had to pick one animal to work on.
Planning is an integral part of the design cycle and they made several sketches. Students worked in small groups and focused on positive critiquing. After the first draft they gave each other advice and then had to implement the advice into a second draft. The same steps were followed before a third and final draft was made. Our next step is to build the animal with clay and create an appropriate habitat with paint.
These are some of the results!

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Colorful creatures that live under the sea….

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Kindergarten Classes made these beautiful sea creatures. They drew different fishes and sea creatures like starfish, jellyfish, octopus and sea urchins. They then chose one to make with clay and painted it. They also painted the background to look like an under the sea environment.

They are on display in the entrance. Please do come and have look at them.

Ms. Mentzia Van der Linde and Ms. Minal Ramaiya

Grade Four and the Art of Tinga Tinga

Tinga Tinga Art is a style of art created by Edward Saidi Tinga Tinga. It is very popular in Tanzania and can be seen all over the country.

Grade Four classes visited the Tinga Tinga market last term, to observe the artists working and to be inspired by their work. They got lots of ideas for their paintings and even convinced the artists to draw animals in their sketchbooks for them! They also visited Mr. Gregory Mchopa’s store at the market. Here are some of our paintings created in this famous style!

Ms. Mentzia and Ms. Minal
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