The Dragons and Dimorphodons are studying shoe design in Art. We spent a few classes doing observational drawings of our own shoes. Students were then asked to think about creating a "story" for their shoe...where would this shoe travel to? And created a "place" in the background for the shoe explore.
The preschool classes are learning about ways in which artists use materials to depict lines in 2D form. The Ducklings explored chalk pastels and learned that artists can draw fast and slow while blending colors with their fingers.
The Summer Art Curriculum focused on the merging of Art and Technology. Technology plays a big part in our everyday lives and is also an exciting Art medium to work in and to explore in numerous ways.
The School Age classes created different types of circuits and learned how sound, movement, and light could help to tell a story or communicate artistic expression, while the younger classes explored both old and new technology: through electric play dough to creating photograms with the sun's rays to making their own paint from fruits and vegetables.
The process of our art-making plays as much of a role as the final result, if not more. We spent the summer being curious problem solvers by taking things apart and putting them back together, learning by questioning and challenging our peers, and coming up with new inventions and ideas.