Archive | May, 2015

MS Art – Clay Sculptures Inspired by Song Dynasty – May 2015

In conjunction with a Social Studies unit about China, middle school art students learned about the Qingming scroll of the Song Dynasty. In art class, they discussed the principles of calligraphy and painting in Chinese art, and how a scroll such as this one would have been used and looked at. (Although museums often display […]

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4/5 Art – Radial Symmetry Relief Sculpture – May 2015

4/5 Art students learned about radial symmetry when making these relief sculptures. First, we discussed what symmetry is, then we talked about shallow (relief) sculptures, which are viewed from one side. Then, after learning four basic origami folds, students arranged multiples to make these beautiful sculptures. We had fun comparing them to kaleidoscopes, stars and […]

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