Recently, we have learned about pop art by exploring the style of Andy Warhol. We looked at many examples of his work and noticed that he often uses the following elements in his work: bright colours, repetition, and iconic objects, logos, or people. We chose an iconic symbol or object and tried to create a piece of art in the same style. Below are some examples of our amazing work!
We have spent quite a bit of time these past few weeks learning about social roles in Ancient Egypt. We explored the importance of the pharaoh and how the nobles and scribes served as "assistants" in a way. We learned that there is social class hierarchy that can help us better understand these and many other roles in this ancient civilization.
Once we had a good basic understanding of these important social roles, we were ready to begin our first mini project: a skit. We have some talented actors and actresses in Division 1, so it was no problem at all jumping right into this activity.
Today were our final presentations. We will use what we learn from this skit to help us go more in depth during our final project starting later this week. Below is one of our performances... enjoy!
Today we celebrated Dot Day! This is a special day based on the book "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds. In the story, Vashti does not believe she is good at art... or creative. She doesn't know how to begin when she is staring at a blank page. Her teacher encourages her to make her mark with a simple dot. She says to Vashti "Now, sign it." Little does Vashti know that her dot will soon become a masterpiece!
Vashti's teacher takes her simple dot, frames it, and places it on the wall right above her desk. Vashti is so surprised! How could her dot be considered so special? She soon sets out to make more dots, better dots... and in doing so, she creates a gallery that is admired by many.
This story is all about learning to express our inner sense of creativity and encouraging others to do the same. Every year, many students from around the world read this story and share their creativity in a variety of ways. We chose to make dot art this year. Check out our ePortfolios for samples of our work.
We are a class of Grade 6/7 students in Surrey, BC, Canada. This blog is one way we will share our learning with the world!