PYP Visual Arts Exhibition

by peggymurray on May 13, 2014

To celebrate our year of PYP Visual Arts, student artwork from Grades 3-6 are on display from May 12-16 in the LLAC lobby. The kid friendly exhibition ties into the lower school’s first musical, A Kid’s Life, with eye level displays, a treasure hunt activity and props from the play. Please join us in recognizing some of the wonderful creativity and talents of our LS students.










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Responding to Disasters Appropriately in Grade Four

by peggymurray on April 23, 2014

In How We Organize Ourselves, grade four will learn different techniques by studying a variety of movie posters from the 1950s. They will explore the commonalities used such as colour, lettering and composition. Using these ideas, they will then create an info-graphic that shows how they can prepare for and respond to a natural, human caused or man-made disaster or a disaster created by a failure of technology. Hopefully these posters will help others to make sensible choices in the future.







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How We Organize Ourselves

April 23, 2014

In How We Organize Ourselves, grade three will inquire into the differences between urban and rural communities and the effects of urbanization on communities and environments. They will create and image using one point perspective that demonstrates both a rural and urban environment.

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How Earth Art can change in its environment

April 23, 2014

Grade Six will be inquiring into Earth Art and in particular, the work of Andy Goldsworthy. They will be looking at photographs of Goldsworthy’s and clips from the documentary “Rivers and Tides”. They will then review different kinds of line as well as organic shapes. Grade Six will be creating Earth Art of their own […]

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Grade 5: Where We Are in Place and Time

March 12, 2014

For this unit with Ms. Campbell, grade 5 will be inquiring into how art and architecture is affected by major events and periods of time. They will experiment with clay sculpture and still life drawing to better understand shape and form, proportion, balance, unity and symmetry. Using cardboard and recycled materials, students will break down […]

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Grade 3: Sharing the Planet

March 6, 2014

In Sharing the Planet, grade three students will inquire into sustainable uses of energy and how our reliance on energy affects the planet. They will be working with Ms. Campbell to investigate light pollution and its impact on local ecosystems, and will be studying symmetry through natural line and pattern seen on different species of […]

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Cartooning ECA

January 14, 2014

In our cartooning ECA we have been privileged to have Ms.Campbell working with the students on understanding how basic shapes can be used to build cartoon characters and animals. Learning how to identify the simple ovals, triangles and rectangles that make up objects and forms help us to create our own characters. Next, we’ll be […]

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How We Organize Ourselves

January 13, 2014

Grade six will inquire into the role of public art particularly the art of Antony Gormley. They will learn the proper proportions for drawing the human figure and how to place that figure into a one point perspective space. Finally, they will translate that figure drawing into a clay piece and place the sculpture into […]

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How We Express Ourselves Through Media

January 13, 2014

Grade four tuned into the How We Express Ourselves by looking at the Pop Art movement, particularly Andy Warhol. Pop artists used everyday objects to produce bold, flat colours with hard edge compositions and this is what grade four will do also. They will draw and then paint a common, familiar snack item using watercolours […]

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Who We Are

January 13, 2014

Grade five will be making a self portrait using two types of media. They will use black and white photographs of themselves to learn proper proportion for facial features. They will create a tonal drawing of themselves at ten years old. Then they will make a self portrait collage from magazines considering what they may […]

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