SJS ARTSCAPES

"Creative and innovative thinking are essential skills that can be developed through the arts"

- NYS Learning Standards Enduring Understanding

CURRICULUM: TOGETHER WE *CREATE* RESPOND *PRODUCE *PRESENT *PERFORM *AND CONNECT

Our art program at SJS uses NYS creative arts curriculum guidelines and standards within the learning environment to inspire creative thinking and establish deeper connections to the world around them .

NYS Arts-at-a-Glance:

http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/curriculum-instruction/nys-visual-arts-at-a-glance-final-8-2-2017-high-res-v2.pdf


Mrs. Viebrock

Not all of us can do Great things, but we can do small things with great love -Mother Teresa

Mrs. V from Egypt


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Animal Masks with the Children

Seeds of Hope Community Center

Working our way through the Good Morning Dear Earth Song, the Sudanese children made animal masks on week 3. Their smiling faces and interactions throughout our class time helped me to feel the most at home. We managed to break through language barriers with music and art in an amazing way. Accross the world, in dismal places, kids shine and give us hope.



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Dinka Lady Dancer Paint Night

Seeds of Hope Community Center

Using art to make connections and offer creative spaces for healing. The Sudanese refugees here worked on African Landscapes, Hibiscus, the national flower of Sudan and Dinka (tribal) Lady Dancer.

The Dinka dancer was inspired by artist Gloria Ssali: She creates absolutely beautiful work, her Nativity paintings are amazing!

https://pixels.com/featured/2-dinka-lady-south-sudan-gloria-ssali.html

These men and woman have never painted before in their lives. I was stunned at the creative vision and magnificence of their work!



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The Amazing Treasures of Egypt! WOW!

I can not wait to do a unit on this with the students at SJS!!

I will keep addindg to this, but for now here is the link to more photos :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-1g9pIq7_58TeT2Bl-YYIC2C9t2aOePJ?usp=sharing

Holy Camel!..... it is not easy riding a Camel in the desert... A whole new appreciation for the 3 Wise Men!

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6th ,7th and 8th grade V.O.I.C.E.S. unit video from Spring 2020 https://www.wevideo.com/view/2314656578

Resources

Occassionally posted resources, links and inspirational ideas will be found here throughout the year.