June 1, 2022 | Nathan Johnson
At this time two weeks ago we had just enjoyed
the Second and Third Grade’s
The children were overjoyed to welcome you all to their gallery of research, information, art, and expertise.
There were so many elements of the Expo and much to celebrate, and in this blog we will take a look at the elements of the expo that were created in the Shared Space art studio…
The expertly sculpted and brightly painted wildlife:
The beautiful ripped-paper collage mosaics representing various elements of each country’s culture:
And these incredible, wish-they-were-edible international cuisine models:
Each of these projects took roughly one week,
with each child completing one sculpture model and one mosaic.
But the third item took them more than three weeks of research and work.
Here is a brief bullet-point list describing their entire process…
Part One: Map Exploration
Part Two: Starting a Three-Dimensional Map from scratch
Part Three: Natural Elements
Using the rubric they created for What All Maps Need, artists…
Part Four: Human-made elements
The artist then added paper details indicating…
This was an incredible amount of work for Second and Third grade artists —
Not only creating a piece of multi-media art,
And not just representing an immense amount of synthesized ideas and research,
But to construct it from materials they gathered, refined, and created themselves.
They are very proud.
Thanks for taking a look back at the World Expo!
It is wonderful to work with your children.
— Nathan Johnson