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What’s Been Happening in Art Class?

What’s been happening in art class?Grades 1, 2, and 3 are studying drawing.

Drawing can be carried out in many different mediums and for many purposes. Some examples include: chalk, charcoal, pencil, and pen. When you write your name you are drawing!

The SIS artists are studying the importance of line, shape and composition in their drawings.

Grade 1 has been focusing on creating texture within their drawings. They found texture all over the place; on walls, on mats even on the art room stools.

Grade 2 have been putting things into perspective. They have been figuring out where the vanishing point of a 3D (three dimensional) shape is.

Grade 3 have been using continuous contour lines to bring movement into their drawings. They have experimenting with  warm and cool colors using chalk to bring their drawings alive.

Drawing is a visual language that is used as a form of communication and expression. The students are learning to trust their observational skills and to draw what they actually see. They are encouraged to experiment and to take risks in their artwork allowing them to discover new techniques and to broaden their imagination. A lot of permanent materials are being used in the drawing lessons to eliminate the use of an eraser. This is done to alleviate the pressure to ‘get it right’, allowing them to learn through experience and practice.

The ambition of this unit is to eradicate the sentence; “I can’t draw”.  As I said in the beginning of the article… “When you write your name you are drawing!”.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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