August 13, 2012
Hi Parents! Welcome to the new school year 2012! Here you will find information about what is happening in the Atelier or “Art Studio”! I will do my best to update it at least 3 times a month with a full description of art studio activities, photos and look aheads. Once in a while, I will also ask for any contributions that you may throw away at home: toilet paper rolls etc.
Can’t wait to work with your young artists!
WELCOME! FALL 2012
WEEK 29 (15th April - 19th April)
WEEK 29 – ART 2013
WEEK 27 – ART 2013
WEEK 26 – ART 2013
WEEK 24 – 4th March – 8th March
Our young artists showed how patient and controlled they can be with their work. This week, they revisited and finished their ‘Manhole’ covers by adding colored matchsticks, squeezable paints and small tiled colored squares…..they look amazing!!
I will be displaying their work beginning of next week…..make sure you have space for them when they bring it back home!!
WEEK 24 – ART 2013 on PhotoPeach
WEEK 14 – 26th Nov – 30th Nov
WEEK 12 – 12th Nov – 16th Nov
This week our little artists worked on their wooden panel boards and busy finishing up their clay brain moulds and thinking caps for Project. We have also touched base on forming and building ‘HUTS’ using wooden pieces and boards!! What fun!
WEEK 10/11 – 5th Nov – 9th Nov
This week our little artists ventured on making Lithographs using foam boards. They created their own design by punching holes using tools and the results were amazing! Well done kids!!
Next week, we will be working on our wooden panel boards (incremental progress) and touching on 3-D forms!
WEEK 9 – 22nd Oct – 26th Oct
WEEK 8 – 15th Oct – 19th Oct
WEEK 7 – 8th Oct – 12th Oct
WEEK 6 – 24th Sept – 28th Sept
The children revisited and enhanced their ‘Project Me’ by adding designs and patterns on their clothes. Added their facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, ears). The children also showed being patient as they used the bottled paints! Majority of the children have painted the background using bright watercolors….it just looks amazing!
WEEK 5 – 17th Sept – 21st Sept
What a beautiful day! We had the children easel paint outside using bright colored paints! Some of our little artists carried on and finished their ‘family portraits’ on the circular canvas. They also worked on their ‘Project ME’. Colored their skin and some painted on their clothes…..we did not want them to be naked now did we??
WEEK 4 – 10th Sept – 14th Sept
WEEK 3 – 3rd Sept – 7th Sept
The children revisited their canvas and added painted sticks to represent more standing/sleeping lines!
They also used clay and wire to show different lines!
Superb work little artists!!
WEEK 2 – 27th Aug – 31st Aug
What a busy & productive week for our little artists! They all practiced their DIP, WIPE, PAINT techniques using acrylic paints on white/black paper & tied in Mrs. Leary’s ‘Standing Lines’ on canvas!
Week 1 (20th Aug – 24th Aug)This week I will have the children discover their art space, routines and letting them know that art is fun!
My aims are to introduce the children to the tools that artists use, introduction to proper usage of these tools, and techniques that can be used with these tools. The first couple of days, I will have the children come into the art room and have them stay together. They will explore paintbrushes, putting on their art aprons and when finished, to place back on the hook. In the middle of the week, they will experiment with water colors and practice their “Dip, Wipe, Paint” technique that they will use all year.
DIP, WIPE, PAINT!
WEEK 30 (23rd April – 27th April)
WEEK 28 (9th April – 13th April)
WEEK 25 & 26
WEEK 24 (5th Mar – 9th Mar)
WEEK 23 (27th Feb – 2nd March)
Our little artists carried on with their ‘Stain Glass Art’. They all showed patience and control. We spruced it up a little during the week by doing some wax with watercolor art!
We hope you enjoy the slide show!
WEEK 22 (20th Feb – 24th Feb)
WEEK 21 (13th Feb – 17th Feb)
WEEK 20 (6th Feb – 10th Feb)
The children carried on with their ’Heart Art’ and also worked on their ZEN ART (Z week).
They had to use their ‘Zenny eyes & brain’ to conjure some amazing & obscure zen art!
Well done to our little artists!!
WEEK 19 (30th Jan – 3rd Feb)
We are well into our Heart Art where the children are making different types of hearts for Valentines Day. Be it a soft heart, bumpy, mirror, wild, broken, spotty, crazy heart, it’s going to look amazing. Can you think of anymore type of hearts?
We also did our Kalaidescope art being it’s a ‘K’ week.
WEEK 15 (5th Dec - 9th Dec)
WEEK 14 (28th Nov - 2nd Dec)
We had the artists do creative ‘hand’ paintings, collaboration ‘hand stamps’ work on a large canvas, and making colorful Christmas crackers and hanging decocations for our tree!
WEEK 13 (21st Nov – 25th Nov)
Short 3 day week however, it did not stop our artists from keeping themselves busy! One of the task was to have your children paint the side of their hand and stamp on the paper to make the letter H!
WEEK 18 (16th – 20th Jan 2012)
(WEEK 17) – HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Welcome 2012!
We welcomed our artists with open arms and cracked on with the painting, cutting & glueing papers, and preparing for Chinese New Year celebrations!
The kids started with their lovely lanterns and each class designed their own dragon face for the dance on FFD!
Enjoy the slideshow!
Beautiful butterflies to be....
WEEK 9 & 10 (24th – 28th & 31st – 4th Nov)
Well done to all my very patient artists for finishing their cardboard masks (or as Grans calls it – AVATARS!) Thanking our parent volunteers for helping me out and of course, Grans! The last couple of weeks, our little artists worked on finishing their cardboard masks, experimented with wax & watercolor, did plenty of paper cutting/glue, and finally smudge painting. I briefly guided them on doing ‘controlled lines’ using their fingers. Their patience and controlled lines will eventually be put on an A4 canvas next week. Have a lovely weekend everyone and take care!
Our magnificent cardboard masks!
WEEK 8 (17th Oct – 21st Oct)
What an exciting week it has been for our little artists! We got to carry on and incrementally worked on their 3D Cardboard Face Sculptures. Thanking the parents who came and helped us out. Your efforts and support are tremendously appreciated! We also painted with chocolate! Yes…CHOCOLATE!
I am looking forward to another super, fantastic week ahead!
Our beautiful Masks
WEEK 7 (10th Oct – 14th Oct)
A super busy week with our little artists painting and paper collaging their ‘opposites’ (sad/happy, big/small), progressing with the mask project by adding their ‘features’ and gradually adding hair and finally doing their ‘shaving foam’ watercolor paintings!
Shaving Foam art
WEEK 6 (26th Sept - 30th Sept)
This week our little artists were super busy doing their 3D Masks (finishing off painting the face and starting to paint face features). We also painted Squares/Circles and ventured on ‘Marbles Moving Madly’ painting as it is afterall M Week! A fantastic and productive week yet again!
Wishing everyone a happy October break! Enjoy the slide show!
- Artist’s paints
WEEK 5 (19th Sept – 23rd Sept)
What a busy week it was for our little artists! We were busy painting our circles, 3D Masks, & painting smudges!
What a fun and productive week it has been! Good job kids!
- Painted Circles
WEEK 4 (12th Sept – 16th Sept)
Awesome week in finishing the Lotus Flower Canvasses. They all look fantastic! Well done to my artists!This week we are going to be concentrating on doing our 3D Masks using cardboard. It will be fun!Each child will look and draw facial features on the cardboard, cut out and gradually and incrementally placed on their 3D Faces! Watch this space for their progress!
Lovely Lotus Canvas Paintings!
WEEK 3 (5th Sept – 9th, 2011)
My artists did really good mixing, dip, wipe and painting! Well done! This week, we will be working on the Lotus canvases (which should take the whole week) to further explore mixing paint, making lines, dots, and circles. I will also start them on their 3 D face portraits and take some time to do cutting and pasting paper. My artists seem to like cutting paper Lotus Flower Canvas Painting!
Paint rolling on our Lotus canvases
WEEK 2 (29th Aug – 2nd Sept, 2011)
As the children are now accustomed to “Dip, Wipe, Paint” using watercolors, they will begin to explore mixing colors using acrylic paints.
WEEK 1 (Aug 22nd – 26th, 2011)
This week I will have the children discover their art space, routines and lastly getting familiar with me! My aims are to introduce the children to the tools that artists use, introduction to proper usage of these tools, and techniques that can be used with these tools. The first little while I will have the children come into the art room and have them stay together. The children will explore paintbrushes. New paintbrushes, old paintbrushes, thick and thin, horsehair and artificial hair and flat and round. They will experiment with water practicing the “Dip, Wipe, Paint” technique that they will use all year. They will also practice putting their brushes in the appropriate bucket and putting on their art aprons and placing them back on the hooks.
Orientation Day art!
WEEK 20 – ART 2013
WEEK 19 – 21st Jan – 25th Jan 2013
Busy, busy artists! We are busy preparing props for our Chinese New Year book, but also decorations for the school in readiness for our FFD! The children did their paper mache animals and started painting them with amazing colors. We had them work on their kites and explained about ‘symmetry’ and they also worked very hard on their ‘Dragon’ canvasses with the emphasis on ‘detailing’ and being ‘patient’ with their work.
WEEK 18 – 14th Jan – 18th Jan 2013
WEEK 17 – 7th Jan – 11th Jan 2013
WEEK 15 – 3rd Dec – 7th Dec
Christmas is nigh so we had our little artist paint a Christmas theme and decorated our tree and center.
We also had the children revisit and added their finishing touches to their Fort.
WEEK 20 & 21 – 28th Jan – 8th Feb 2013
WEEK 27 (26th Mar – 30th Mar)
WEEK 29 (16th April – 20th April)