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Daystar Student Art Exhibition: A Visual Delight


Visitors and Daystar community alike were recently treated to two weeks of beautiful artwork displays on campus, showcasing our students’ talent, imagination, and creativity. From first graders to middle schoolers, students explored different mediums, themes, and learned about different artists. Below is a recap from our Elementary art teacher Shi Guodan, and Middle School Principal about the students’ wonderful work.


Elementary

This year’s Students Art Exhibition, which took place June 1st-June 16th, was truly stunning. From colorful paintings to rich-handmade works, all were examples of what the students have learned and skills they have mastered over the school year.

Students from grades one and two created “characters” in different ways, such as through paintings or collages to gain a better understanding of “Who I Am”. Different themes such as "Take A Walk Along The Line", or "Snow", all helped the students practice basic artistic skills such as lines, shapes, colors and textures. Students used a variety of natural mediums to create their artwork. They also had a chance to explore and appreciate artists and artworks from different places around the world.

Grades three and four students work were also exceptional. The theme “The Sun And The Moon” gave them an opportunity to explore strong colors, and the contrast and harmony between "warm" and "cool" colors. Students also used graphic design principles to create daily necessities, giving students an opportunity to create a closer relationship between art and daily life. They also learned how to skilfully combine light and color, and adding some ambience of literature and art for interior spaces.

Middle School

Throughout the year, middle school students worked on three units: Identities and relationships were represented in different ways to communicate different messages. Ideas about “Identity” were expressed through self-representation. And “Appearances” are often tailored to audiences and reflect changes in cultures over time. In the latter two units, students were asked to create a self-portrait using pastels and a mask using a variety of mediums. The final student products of these units were proudly displayed at the Art Gallery.

I have always said that every person is an artist in one way, shape or form. Our Middle School Visual Arts teacher, Mr. Kevin Watson, was able to instruct, motivate and nurture our middle school students to the point where many of the art pieces look professional.

Even though this was the first year of formal visual arts instruction in the middle school, Mr. Watson and his students impressed everybody by showing their skills. We look forward to the growth of the Middle School Visual Arts Program.


Daystar Student Art Exhibition: A Visual Delight


Visitors and Daystar community alike were recently treated to two weeks of beautiful artwork displays on campus, showcasing our students’ talent, imagination, and creativity. From first graders to middle schoolers, students explored different mediums, themes, and learned about different artists. Below is a recap from our Elementary art teacher Shi Guodan, and Middle School Principal about the students’ wonderful work.


Elementary

This year’s Students Art Exhibition, which took place June 1st-June 16th, was truly stunning. From colorful paintings to rich-handmade works, all were examples of what the students have learned and skills they have mastered over the school year.

Students from grades one and two created “characters” in different ways, such as through paintings or collages to gain a better understanding of “Who I Am”. Different themes such as "Take A Walk Along The Line", or "Snow", all helped the students practice basic artistic skills such as lines, shapes, colors and textures. Students used a variety of natural mediums to create their artwork. They also had a chance to explore and appreciate artists and artworks from different places around the world.

Grades three and four students work were also exceptional. The theme “The Sun And The Moon” gave them an opportunity to explore strong colors, and the contrast and harmony between "warm" and "cool" colors. Students also used graphic design principles to create daily necessities, giving students an opportunity to create a closer relationship between art and daily life. They also learned how to skilfully combine light and color, and adding some ambience of literature and art for interior spaces.

Middle School

Throughout the year, middle school students worked on three units: Identities and relationships were represented in different ways to communicate different messages. Ideas about “Identity” were expressed through self-representation. And “Appearances” are often tailored to audiences and reflect changes in cultures over time. In the latter two units, students were asked to create a self-portrait using pastels and a mask using a variety of mediums. The final student products of these units were proudly displayed at the Art Gallery.

I have always said that every person is an artist in one way, shape or form. Our Middle School Visual Arts teacher, Mr. Kevin Watson, was able to instruct, motivate and nurture our middle school students to the point where many of the art pieces look professional.

Even though this was the first year of formal visual arts instruction in the middle school, Mr. Watson and his students impressed everybody by showing their skills. We look forward to the growth of the Middle School Visual Arts Program.


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