This winter Lower School students began studying the art and design of ancient Greece. Fifth grade was given an ongoing photography assignment to find and identify different Greek pillar types in their travels outside of school. These will be on display at the spring Clothesline Exhibit. It's amazing how many you find when you start looking! Fourth and Fifth grade are currently making Greek pots out of paper mache, which they will decorate using some Greek motifs they looked at. First through Third grades made wonderful Greek pot still life collages where they employed the concepts of overlapping, shadow and highlight.
In addition to a brief introduction to color schemes, other projects have included Japanese scroll paintings (1st. through 3rd.) and an introduction to the life and work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Fourth and Fifth grades are beginning to paint and construct a 3D version of Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa".
In Friendship,Teacher Chris
We recognize that there is "that of God" in everyone.