This has been the strangest year in my 24 years of teaching. It has been so difficult to not be able to see my students in person. I have loved our weekly Google Meets gatherings, but it is not the same as being in our art space and creating together.
I know that most of my students will not be able to travel back to their home countries this summer and I know you might be bored. I will post a project idea here each week starting the week of June 1st. Hopefully that will inspire you to stay creative.
I created this video as a thank you card for all of my amazing artists.
Once again, Singapore American School is honored to take part in The Japanese School – Changi, Art Exchange. The majority of the work was selected last spring during our art show. There are two pieces per grade level. The young artists who have had their work selected receive a certificate and an SAS Art Start wristband. You can see their art in the video below.
The art will be on display at the Changi campus of The Japanese School for the students there to enjoy from October 3rd to the 20th. At the same time art work created by the students at The Japanese School will be on display here at SAS. The students in my classes will get a chance to write to the artists from The Japanese School about their work.
The art will be returned to our students at the end of October.
The Elementary Art Team is ready for the start of school. We are looking forward to a great year. Here are just a few things happening at the in the next few weeks.
Summer Art Challenge– if you completed the Summer Art Challenge, bring your completed form to your art teacher to collect your SAS Art Star wristband.
The Great Art Quest – Starting the week of September 4 look for hidden pictures of famous art work. Scan the QR code, identify the work and earn points for your class. Also each month the individual students who have found and identified the most art works will become SAS Art Stars.
The Japanese School Art Exchange – in May the art teachers selected the work that will representing SAS at the annual Japanese School Art Exchange. These names will be announced and certificates will be handed out to these young artists the first week of September.
It is hard to believe, but the end of the school year is fast approaching. We are so excited to share the work that our young artists have been creating this year. What makes this year even more amazing? The whole school will be full of art! Yes, the art show this year will be K-12. The elementary art will be located in the foyer outside the Lunch Bunch room as well as in the Espace. Middle school will have their work in the MS foyer and the high school will have their exhibition in the atrium.
The show will run from May 11th through the 19th. We will celebrate our grand opening in the MS foyer on May 12 at 3:30 pm. Join us for the fun activities, a parade, snacks and great art. Invitations to elementary parents will also be sent out to invite you to join your child during their art class that week.
In the meantime, check out our students preparing for the show.