Art in April: All Hands on Bench!

We are off to a great start in Art, with Lower Elementary students helping to prepare and decorate the Friendship Bench.

Before the bench was even finished it was put to use by students of all levels. Perhaps because the students already are familiar with the Peace Table from Casa, they understand the concept of having a space to resolve conflict and  nurture friendships.

In Upper Elementary we turned our attention to Still Life compositions to further develop our observation and drawing skills. It was interesting to see how challenging it is to really draw what you see and not what you think you see. We discussed light, shadow and the texture of objects (fruit in this case).
We also learnt a little about the famous artist and sculptor Alexander Calder and looked at his wire sculptures. We tried our hands at making our own wire sculptures and they were fantastic!
So much more to explore this term, so little time.

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