People Who Make the World a Better Place

Artist Eric Waugh, unveiled a 2,500 square foot portrait of John Lennon in New York’s Central Park on International Peace Day. Inspired by this gigantic work of art, I asked my grade four students to paint a portrait of someone they believed has made the world a better place. It was interesting to see who made the list. I have to admit there were a few names that surprised me, and a few names I didn’t recognize. Check out just a few of the portraits in the video below.

Postkad Pameran 2015 – Hope to See You There

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.

Decorative Self-Portrait

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


Finding Inspiration Everywhere.

Azza Fahmy was our Artist of the Month for November. We found out that she finds her inspiration in the beautiful architecture of old Cairo. My grade five students went looking for inspiration around our school. Check out some of the beautiful jewelry they created using images, patterns and designs they found around the school.