Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ancient Civilizations and Collograph Printmaking

PYP unit 2: Where we are in Place and time (Ancient Civilizations) Central Idea: Ancient civilizations continue to influence our everyday lives. Age group: Grade 5 (11-12 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching, collograph prints, collage Elements of Art: line, shape, … Continue reading

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Creativity and the brain

PYP unit 1: Who we are (How we Learn) Central Idea:Understanding the way we learn helps us to reach our potential. Age group: Grade 5 (11-12 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching, Elements of Art: line, shape, colour Starting of the … Continue reading

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Beauty, Beautiful Art

Unit 3 PYP: How we express ourselves (Beauty) Central Idea: The attraction to beauty is universal but it is perceived subjectively. Age group:Grade 4 (9-10 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching, collage using Art Apps, printmaking, photography Elements of Art:  space, value, texture

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Water through art

Unit 2 PYP: Sharing the Planet (Water) Central Idea:Water is essential to life and is a limited resource. Age group: Grade 4 (9-10 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching, collage using Art Apps, printmaking, photography Elements of Art: line, shape, colour, space Provocations: My favourite things … Continue reading

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Relationships in Art

PYP unit 1:Who we are (Relationships) Central Idea: Understanding yourself is the foundation for building and nurturing strong relationships. Age group: Grade 4 (9-10 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching,  collage Elements of Art: line, shape, colour, space Teaching concepts through art: *Perspective: Students … Continue reading

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International Dot Day 2016

International Dot Day is a fantastic way to encourage creativity within your school and to start the year off with a bang, or rather a dot. Details about the day are available from the author Peter Reynolds and his book … Continue reading

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Wacky Animals-Art and Science combine

PYP unit 3: Sharing the planet (Adaptation) Central Idea: Over time, living things need to adapt in order to survive Age group:Grade 3 (8-9 year olds) Media: painting, drawing/sketching, sculpture, digital art, photography Elements of Art: line, shape, colour, space, … Continue reading

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