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Kindergarten Art Show

Thursday, May 17, 2018

On March 30th, 2018 our Kindergarten class of 2018 presented an astounding array of artwork inspired by international renowned artists and well known fine art techniques. Each child was so excited to give a tour to their families, teachers, and friends and show how they were able to create works of art that not only expressed their individual creativity but also their ability to understand complex concepts and styles within the realm of fine art. The art show was part of their unit of inquiry into Visual Expression and acted as a summative assessment of their learning within this transdisciplinary theme.

The exhibit was an amazing celebration of modern art and creative vision where visitors enjoyed snacks and beverages while learning more about each child’s unique masterpiece. Students worked with our resident Kindergarten English teacher, Ms. Christina Spencer, to create a full dining room complete with multicolored dots characteristic of the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.  This piece also acted as an interactive exhibit where attendees could place their own dots throughout the Kusama inspired creation. Our resident Kindergarten Chinese teacher, Ms. Kai-Yao To, provided students with a number of famous artistic influences to draw from including Picasso, Rube Goldberg, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney in combination with distinctive artistic techniques such as playing with negative and positive space, exaggerated facial expressions for portraits.  Ms. Kai-Yao To even went as far as to support our kindergartens in the creation and illustration of their own interactive game, Power Pips (Based on the popular cartoon/game “Pokemon” and comic book “If Superpower Could Save My Community”).

From conception to production to presentation, our Kindergarteners don’t just make art, they seek to understand the creative process and take action to create their own artistic vision, all in Mandarin and English!