Thursday, September 6, 2018

Art Techniques Using Colour Pencils

Hi kids, through this post we would like to share with you some simple techniques you can use when drawing and colouring with your coloured pencils.

We hope you enjoy them and try them at home, then be a risk taker and use them when working at school :D

12 Simple Colored Pencil Techniques

How to use colored pencils! Layering, blending, & more!

How to Draw Easy Step by Step 

22 absolutely brilliant drawing tips for beginners.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Did you know?

Have you ever drawn a picture to show how you were feeling? Art has always been a powerful way to express ideas and emotions. More than 100,000 years ago, people buried the dead with beads or other objects. These objects may have helped them remember the dead. Later, people made jewelry from stones or metal. Researchers have found sculptures that are 40,000 years old.

Art was – and still is – a way to share who you are, what you believe in and which tribe you belong to. Sculptures were sometimes made as a tribute to a god or as a good luck token. Art is also a way to document a certain time in history.

The first artists used ashes from fire, red clay or natural pigments from plants for paint.

Today, artists can choose from many mediums, including oil paints, watercolor, chalk, pastel, pencils and pens. Artists create their work on computers and even tablets.

Artists can also use video, photographs, paper, metal, plastic or even recycled materials in their art.

Some artists create art that is displayed in museums or galleries. Other artists produce art for books, movies, commercials and websites. Even products like your breakfast cereal are packaged in boxes designed by artists.

Watch the following video to learn more about different forms of art! Enjoy :)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why study Art from the past?

Tunic with Diamond Band
Tunic with diamond band (Incas)

Art from the past teaches us about life in the past. By looking at a work of art's colors and materials, we can learn about the culture that produced it. 
We can learn what was important to these people and how they wanted to be remembered.

Kero made of wood (Incas)
Looking at art from the past contributes to who we are as people. 

By looking at what has been done before, we collect knowledge and inspiration that contributes to how we speak, feel, and view the world around us.

Young Corn God
Young corn God made of ceramic and pigment (Mayans)

Pair of Earflare Frontals
Pair of earflare frontals made of Jade (Mayans)
Tripod Vessel with Date Glyph
Tripod Vessel with date glyph made
of ceramic (Aztecs)

Relief Block with Coat of Arms of Cholula
Relief block with coat of arms of Cholula
made of stone and traces of stucco 

How do you want to be remembered?

What would you like people in the future to know about nowadays society based on our artistic expressions?

Tell us your opinion in the comment section below :) 

What is a protactor and how do we use it?

A protactor is a tool used to measure the number of degrees (sometimes represented as °) in an angle. The higher the degree, the more open the angle is.

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Watch the following video to learn how to use a protactor to measure angles. Then try measuring some angles you can find at home or in our school!

How Do I Measure An Angle Using a Protractor? 4th Grade Math

Visit this interactive link to see how to use the protactor in depth and play the game in the second link to test your learning:

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Art is everywhere!

Have you ever seen "The Croods" by any chance? Please watch this short clip and identify at least 3 different forms of ancient art demonstrated by this family. Let us know in the comment section below about your findings, good luck :)

Monday, August 20, 2018

Art Through Time

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We are just about to start our new unit of inquiry: Art Through Time. This unit fits into the transdiciplinary theme: How we express ourselves

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The development of society is generated by creative expression.


Pre-columbians expressed their culture through art .

Pre-columbian cultures and native people expressed themselves differently according to their beliefs, values and location.

Pre-columbian and native chilean cultures are a reference to our own creativity.

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We invite you to visit the following website so you can explore an online version of a museum :) 

Monday, August 13, 2018


What is a fraction? 

A fraction represents part of a whole. When something is broken up into a number of parts, the fraction shows how many of those parts you have. 

Pictures of Fractions 

Sometimes the best way to learn about fractions is through a picture. See the pictures below to see how the whole of a circle can be broken up into different fractions. The first picture shows the whole and then the other pictures show fractions of that whole. 

Numerator and Denominator 

When writing a fraction there are two main parts: the numerator and the denominator. The numerator is how many parts you have. The denominator is how many parts the whole was divided into. 
Fractions are written with the numerator over the denominator and a line in between them. 

Watch the following videos to learn more about fractions:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to write a Magazine Article

1.Research your article topic using sources like books and published texts. 

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One of the key elements of a good magazine article is good research. Take the time to locate good sources and read any necessary supplementary material to help you get a better sense of the article idea. 

2.Locate individuals who could be good sources. Interview them.

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Think about individuals who may have interesting things to say about your topic and who can offer an expert opinion on your topic. Use a recorder and take notes during the interview, as recorders can fail. 

3.Create an article outline. Plan your writing.
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Read the information you collected during the research period and organize the subtopics and organize the main ideas.

4.Start writing. Use a hook first line. 

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A strong magazine article will draw the reader and hook them from the first line. The fist paragraph is considered to be the most important in the entire article.
5.Develop your ideas. 
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Write subtitles that will help the reader follow the text easily. Use paragraphs to organize the main points of the research.

5. End on a strong concluding statement that illuminates or expands on your article topic.

You should try to end your first draft with a concluding statement that leaves the reader satisfied but also curious about further developments on the topic. Go for an ending that leaves the reader asking, “what next?” and do not try to answer all the questions raised by your article topic. Instead, look for ways to wrap up the article in an interesting, open ended way.

6. Revise the article.
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Check your spelling, verb tense, use of connectors and ask other to read your piece, so they can give you  suggestions on how to improve or to make it more interesting.

7. Publish.
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Art Techniques Using Colour Pencils

Hi kids, through this post we would like to share with you some simple techniques you can use when drawing and colouring with your colour...

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