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Art and the Early Childhood Classes

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Drawing together and making a big picture.
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Making patterns on card!
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Adding beautiful,  colorful patterns onto our painting!
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Printing with shapes!
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Adding shiny things to our painting.
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More shiny shiny things!
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Taking turns and sharing with our friends.

Art in EC classes is learning to share and taking turns as well as drawing and painting! We mix colors and paint with them. We use fat brushes to paint and thin brushes to add patterns. We love to use stamps to make patterns. But most of all we love to have fun while making ART!

This is me!!!

For their unit on identities and who they are, Grade Two students have been making self-portraits They have been looking at themselves and trying to figure out where the eyes go and where the nose goes. What color are my eyes and what color is my hair? Is my hair curly or straight? These are all the questions we have been asking ourselves as we draw our faces.

 

This is me! on PhotoPeach

Grade Four Visit Tinga Tinga Artists

Gregory Mchopa, a Tinga Tinga artist, visited Grade Four classes during art this week. He shared his work with the students and demonstrated how he paints and outlines the animals he paints. The students were very impressed by his work. This week we visited the Tinga Tinga Market and observed other artists at work too. We will now create paintings inspired by the artists and the painting we saw.

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Gregory Mchopa talking about his Art
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Sketching at Tinga Tinga market
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More sketching at Tinga Tinga market
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Drawing animals Tinga Tinga style!

Grade One Print Cityscapes

For their unit on ‘Maps’, Grade One classes looked at how maps help us find out where we are and where we are going.

In Art, they looked different kinds of building that make up a town or a city. They designed their own buildings and then transferred these designs onto polystyrene. The polystyrene was inked with rollers and used to print their own ‘cityscapes’ and a map of a city. Here are some pictures to illustrate the process.

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Grade Three and the Art of Vincent Van Gogh

Grade Three classes have been looking at inspirational people in their classes. In Art, we looked at the Art of Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh is an artist who has inspired so many people with his life and art. We looked a little bit at his life and how his work changed over time. We found that he used dull colors in the beginning but his colors got brighter over time. He also used lots of lines in shades of colors to create movement in his painting. We, then, chose our favorite painting to copy. These paintings will be displayed near the entrance soon. Please come and see them.

Vincent Van Gogh Paintings by Grade Three on PhotoPeach

EC Classes Having Fun While Making Art.

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Stamping to make prints.
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Tracing shapes and cutting them out.
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Gluing found things.
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Cutting and gluing shapes.
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Painting and stamping!

EC classes having fun while making Art.

Making Art is having a creative outlet while learning new ways of expressing ourselves.  It’s the process of mixing paints, stamping with different things like sponges or potatoes. Cutting and gluing a variety of materials like paper and fabric. Making things with play dough and clay. The end product might not look like anything but the learning process helps us to develop fine motor skills as well as learning to problem solve and of course have FUN!

 

Grade Four Make Self Portraits

Grades Four have been drawing self-portraits with color pencils. Mr. Kasanga, who is very good at making portraits, showed us how he draws people. We looked in the mirrors to help us decide where the eyes, nose and mouth are placed on our faces. It was very hard but we learned that there are techniques that we can use to help us place our features. We found that we all kind of look the same but we can make our portraits individual and make them look like ourselves by changing the shape of the face or nose a little bit, adding hair and eye color to match us and of course our individual hair styles!

Self Portraits Drawn By Grade Four on PhotoPeach

Clay Sculptures by the Grade Two

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Grade Two classes made colorful sculptures with clay. They first drew 3D shapes like cubes, spheres, cones and cylinders on paper. The challenge then was to make these shapes into 3D shapes. We practiced making these shapes with play dough first.

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Making these with clay was a little bit easier after that. The next challenge was to make a sculpture with all these shapes and adding texture to them after putting it together.

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The last step was to paint them. We are sure you will love our beautiful sculptures.

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Ms Minal Ramaiya and Ms Mentzia van der Linde