Once again my students were lucky enough to have artist Chelsea Fairclough join us in class during high school interim week. Chelsea was my student way back when she was in grade four and five. Hard to believe she is a high school senior already. Chelsea has been quadriplegic since grade four. That has not stopped her from being an artist. Her unique ‘wheelie art’ has her dancing across the canvas in her chair, inspired by her favourite songs. She shared her technique and inspiration with my grade three to five students. It was great fun and truly inspiring. Check out just a few highlights from the week in the video below.
The grade 5 students in Studio C100 recently participated in a stop motion film festival. Their mission was to create an original stop motion animated video at least 30 seconds long. The videos needed to have a soundtrack, credits and a title. Oh, one more thing it had to include at least one can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup, in honour of our Artist of the Month for December, Andy Warhol. Classes voted on which videos they believed were the best. The votes have been counted and the winners announced. Click on the links below to see the video that won.
Ms Guettler’s Class Tomato Can Face Off. by Tina & Chynna
Ms Curnett’s Class The Bully by Roxy & Natalie
Ms Sedro’s Class Soup Can Parkour by Ian & Henry
Ms Smith’s Class The Monster by Kenny
Ms Kim’s Class The Canicorn by Nicole
Ms Meredith’s Class Adventures of Soupy & Dad* by Martha & Sam
* Adventures of Soupy & Dad was the overall winner.
Another award was given for the best sets, costumes and special effects. It was given to Bjorn, William and Ewan for their film Strike of the Sith.
Azza Fahmy was our Artist of the Month for November, her jewellery designs where an inspiration to my students. Studio C100 was soon a little jewellery making factory. Grade 3 took washers and transformed them into beautiful pendents. Grade 4 used collage techniques and found objects to create broaches. Grade 5 took Azza Fahmy’s advice and looked for inspiration around the school. Using the photos that they took of different patterns, textures and designs around the campus they designed their own jewellery using Shrinky Dinks, beads, glass gems and wire. Take a look at just a sample of what has been created in the last couple of weeks.
Tonight is the big opening night for Postkad Pameran. There will be 5,000 pieces of art from around the world. Among those pieces will be more than 60 created by elementary students here at Singapore American School. As a added bonus there are a number of SAS teachers who have work in the exhibition as well. The exhibition is being held at the Gillman Baracks which is located at Blk 7 #01-13 Lock Road. The exhibition runs through to Sunday the 22nd. Opening hours are noon until 7 pm. Come on out to support our young artists. Students are selling their work to raise money to support the World Wildlife Fund and help restore wild species and their habitats.
Wow, it is hard to believe that we are a quarter of the way through the school year. It has gone by so quickly. All five art studios have been buzzing with lots of learning and fun. Take a look at what the art team has been doing with our students.
Inspired by Gustav Klimt’s Tree of Life painting, grade four explored different the different kinds of lines and symbols Klimt used to create their own tree of life. Some trees are abstract, some traditional others became family trees. Check out the video below to see their work.
During August our grade five students got a chance to explore the work of Gustav Klimt. Using symbols and styles of line that Klimt used in many of his paintings including Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I students created self-portraits. We also experimented using a little gold or silver leaf on the portraits. What did we find out about using gold leaf? It is really hard to work with and it usually sticks everywhere except where you actually want it to stick. Check out the videos below to see what the students created.
Mrs. Smith and Ms Guettler’s Classes
Ms Kim and Ms Sedro’s Classes
Mrs. Meredith and Mrs. Curnett’s Classes