Grade 4: Human Body Systems - Drawing the Human Figure
Grade 4 students have fallen in love, this Valentine's Day.... with making observational drawings of human figures!
As part of their inquiry into Who We Are - Human Body Systems, they have been investigating different ways to draw the human form. Some of the methods they used were:
Using a wooden mannequin, drawing guidelines to help with proportion, drawing 2D/3D shapes piece by piece, following a step-by-step video and drawing a stick-man first, then broadening up the shapes.
They evaluated each method and then decided on the best one for them.
Which method do you most like to use, when you draw a human figure?
- figure drawing
- Grade 4
- human body systems
- Inquiry Learning
- Visual Arts
- Who We Are
Children and, indeed, adults do not have access to their thinking and reasoning skills when they are flooded with emotions.
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For adults and children alike, routine and predictability are calming during times of stress.
Globally people are experiencing a different sense of loss too. I’m basing this discussion on the SCARF model by Cezar Danilevici.
As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.
Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.
At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care. We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period. We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.
It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.
"Gung Hei Fat Choi!" from Grade 1 - Celebrating the Year of the Rat, in Visual Arts classes