02 May, 2014
10 : 00
According to Henri Matisse, “Creativity takes courage!” In fact, Matisse was the subject of study this year for YCIS Shanghai Regency Park Campus Year 2 and Year 4 Primary art students. To celebrate their creativity, last week, the campus’ centre courtyard came alive with an impressive and colourful display of artwork from Primary students.
The art show, organised by YCIS Primary art teachers, displayed a whole year’s worth of art for students, parents, and staff to enjoy and appreciate.
According to Ms Anita Dai, one of the YCIS art teachers who spearheaded the production of the gallery, "I am pleased with the exceptional creativity and high level of enthusiasm of our student artists at YCIS. We were fortunate to have amazing support from volunteer parents who worked well into the evening to set up for the show, and together, we were able to showcase a great collection of the artistic talent from the children at Regency Park."
Every Primary student, Years 1 through 4, had two pieces of artwork on display in the gallery, and they appeared in a vast range of forms, including painting, claywork, printmaking, and collages. To create such a diverse collection of art, Primary students studied and drew inspiration from other famous artists in addition to Matisse, including Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Lois Mailou Jones.
The art show is just one small component in the YCIS Primary Art & Design Curriculum, where all students are able to study many artists and forms of art, and are encouraged to experiment with a variety of different materials and techniques. To learn more about Art & Design at YCIS, click here.