Category Archives: Art

Making Graffiti Meaningful

Street Art in Ostiense-Tourist Link with details  Grade 5 leapt into their new unit, all about community. To allow the students more freedom I had previously set up a google classroom so that I could freely interact with grade 5 … Continue reading

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The Art of linking literacy to weather (grade 2)

Having previously been a classroom teacher and having taught grades 2 to 6 for many years I have a particular love of linking literacy into art whenever possible. Grade 2 are currently learning about how weather impacts upon people’s lives … Continue reading

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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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