We were very excited to visit the DP Art Exhibition in the auditorium this year. The exhibition, true to previous years, offered many variety of art pieces for the children to explore. We discussed about how everyone is an artist and artists communicate or express their ideas or feelings through their art pieces.
The children were tasked with a question to ponder as they experience the exhibition, “What is the meaning or purpose of the art?” In addition, the children also brainstormed other interesting questions to ask at the exhibition such as: “How did you make it?” and “What gave you the idea?” The children used sketch books to draw any art pieces that speak to them.
Upon reflection, the children each chose their favorite piece and share their thinking. There are two guided questions to help the children form their ideas:
Which piece of art did you like the most and why?
What do you think the artist is trying to say?
Lubna I like to draw ghost because it’s difficult to me. It’s cool, the ghost.
Zarah It was on the picture frame. It had curls it had a lot of details on that picture. That’s why I wanted to draw it. There was a picture that was 3D and I wanted to draw it because I like 3D things.
Cole I think this artist is trying to tell you don’t waste plastic. Because there’s so much plastic on it.
Lin I think this artist said don’t waste tape.
Caden I think this artist is saying don’t waste power.
Yanchuan I think it is in the sea.
Grace I really like the computer that’s stuck in the sand and he put water so it could stay hard, so it could grow hard. The other thing that I like was the nose, just the nose and it was white it was very funny. She made it with clay and water.
Yuri I thought the picture that the bird is on the telescope. She said to me the telescope is for a dream that you could see up in the sky.
Yibo I like this head because it horse. It’s cool.
Elayna The artist was trying to say to me that this bird and these things are made out of clay and these are ropes. Fake plants. Real stick.
Daniel This is a computer is broken in the mud and I saw it the people say… I say how did you make the mud. He said with water and sand. And he made some mud. He had a computer and he put computer in the mud. Because maybe it first was broken.
Learah This artist paint curlies. It was beautiful so draw it.
Kai This piece was the light piece because the roof was shining with the light.
Silas I think it’s trying to say to me that it’s beautiful because it has a really nice shape and a really nice color.
Kaito I like this one because it only arm. (It means) Itchy.
Rain The eye is asking me “what do you see?” (response to art on site in Japanese)
Kodai Like a shark.
Nico I think the artist wanted to say there is the other umbrella. But Artist forgot to draw the other one.
Emma I like it. It’s saying to me “pick some apples”.
We highly encourage you to support your children’s learning by asking them to think about the meaning of what they see and experience outside of school. Our aim is to develop an inquiring mind in our future generation; to have a habit of asking questions, in depth questions, about the world around them and to seek answers to those questions.