30 Nov Our Budding Artists – Grade 000B
According to an online article in The Education Hub research has shown the visual arts to be a rich domain through which young children can explore and represent their experiences, think through and deepen their sense of their world, and develop their creative thinking. It is a means of exploring colour, texture and the possibilities of visual media. Some common examples include painting, clay work, collage, weaving, construction and printing, although there are many more modes of visual expression and exploration.
Our Grade 00s have recently begun exploring the world under the surface of the sea and have been introduced to a wide variety of creatures and plants. One particular morning our Budding Artists put on their pretend snorkeling gear, dived into the cool waters of the ocean, and swam right up to schools of fish projected onto the classroom wall. They were amazed to discover and see just how many shapes, sizes and colours the fish came in and noted all the patterns covering their scaly bodies. Once back on dry land, our artists were encouraged to put on their pretend White Fact Hats and their Red Feelings Thinking Hats, and they described the fish they saw and how it made them feel to see such a variety of fish. Each child was presented with a paintbrush and paint in a variety of colours and allowed to create and paint their very own under-the-sea fish. The children’s excitement bubbled over as they put brush to paper. In the end, each child created his/her very own masterpiece which they were extremely proud of.