Students in our Fall Day Camp have completed many amazing art projects in our afternoon fine art, clay, arts and crafts, and 3D art classes. They received tutoring from our teachers for their Distance Learning classes in the mornings and then take our art related classes in the afternoons to enrich their days. We also have yoga, calligraphy, and Chinese Mandarin classes in the afternoons. Our new Fall Day Camp this year is our new after school program that has been adapted to better suit student needs this year, in response to Beaverton School District and Portland School District changes for the safety of students. Here at Art World School, students are able to completed all of their course for Distance Learning with tutoring help from our teachers, then get some exercise with our yoga classes, and then do some hands on activities with our other enrichment courses. Classes are limited to a maximum of 8 students and everyone is required to wear a mask at at times, as well as follow all social distancing guidelines. We have also been keeping the school sparkling clean and sanitized at all times, with frequent cleanings before and after classes.
Today in Art World School students learned about metamorphosis and how different bugs and insects will undergo metamorphosis to grow from a little caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. They learned that the process of metamorphosis involves change and adaptation and to reflect that, each student would draw one process of a bugs metamorphosis and then pass it on to another student to draw the next step of the metamorphosis to reflect the same kind of change and adaptation in drawing and painting styles. In addition, students also explored the differences between insects, bugs, and arachnids and recreated / created their own kinds of crawling creatures. Finally, students participated in an iconic project that many returning students remember called the "boat project". The boat project, in respects to this weeks theme, explores how bugs and insects interact their way on the water. Through their understanding of how insects, such as the Water Strider, are able to seamlessly float across the water surface through their manipulation of surface tension, they created boats and applied these ideas to create boats that are able to also float and support weights across a small body of water!
Join us next week for the exciting week filled with the future, time travel, and space exploration!
This week's theme at Art World School is all about bugs, insects and the rainforest! We're exploring arthropods and their behaviors in their respective environments. So far we've explored the intricacies of the Blue Morpho Butterfly and their deceptive blue wings that are actually red but reflect light to make it look blue. In addition, students have also recreated the Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar that disguises itself as a snake to ward off predators. Many students have also had a lot of fun making Flying Snakes out of paper and using them as scarves. Students have also had a fun time doing bug themed yoga poses such as ladybug and dragonfly pose. However, bugs aren't the only animals that the kids have explored! We've also learned about how some snakes in the rainforest can "fly" up to 25 meters through the air from tree to tree. They've also learned the importance of animal conservation through model making of Pandas and the elusive and endangered Rosy Maple Moth.
We hope to see more students next week for our theme of Traveling to the Future, a week filled with learning about new technologies, space travel, time travel and much much more!
In place of our after school Fall program, Art World School is now offering Fall Day programs that can include individual classes, half day classes, or full day classes. These classes can be taken over the course of 3 consecutive days . Morning classes are targeted more for students to finish their online classes with trained and professional Art World School teachers that can help them with homework and other course works. In addition, teachers can tutor them in any core subject areas within the allotted time.
Afternoon classes are mostly comprised of language and art classes which include, but are not limited to, English, Chinese, calligraphy, arts & crafts and much more! Art World School is also having an early bird deal that ends on August 31st. Those that take advantage of this early bird deal has access to free art supplies as well as 1 free online art class (only available of enrollment of 1 month or more).
Class sizes are being limited to 8 students per class with only 16 students per day. In addition to these restrictions, Art World School is putting in extra efforts to maintain social distancing rules as well as taking extra precautions to keep spaces clean and safe for students to return. Everyday, we make sure every surface is cleaned and sanitized as well as limiting the amount of people within the school. In addition, we are constantly keeping track of the wellbeing of our students to make sure that they come to Art World School healthy and leave in the same condition.
As families are enjoying the relaxing Summer, this year we are continuing to offer day camps and classes with changes on class sizes and more cleaning procedures with requirements that meet social distancing guidelines. Art World School is taking extra precautions to keep its students safe and healthy. We are taking extra measures to keep everything clean and sanitized to ensure the well being of our students. In the Fall, we will continue to offer day camps to students who are on different return-to school paths. This program will have art based activities in the morning with more tutoring based activities in the afternoon. Students will be able to choose between in-person classes and online classes. In addition to day camps, we are also offering one-on-one classes on topics such as calligraphy, language classes, arts &crafts, clay, and fine arts!
Check out our lists of programs for more information and enroll today!
We at Art World School hope that you and your family are all doing well during this unprecedented time. It is our pleasure to announce and congratulate all of our students who placed in the 2020 State Fish Art Contest:
Arthur Yang - 1st Place for Grades 4-6
Arnold Yang - 1st Place for Grades 7-9
Albert Lu - 1st Place for Grades 10-12
Katarina King - 2nd Place for Grades K-3
Audrey Chu - 2nd Place for Grades 4-6
Anna Jiang - 2nd Place for Grades 7-9
Hriday Kothari - 3rd Place for Grades K-3
We would also like to applaud all students who participated in this year's State Fish Contest for their effort and hope everyone learned greatly from the process!
Art World School is proud to be offering one-on-one online classes starting March 15th. Online classes will be held through either Skype or Zoom. Each class consists of 45 minute one-on-one fine art classes that are taught using the same style, with personalized lesson plans, any medium, step by step instructions, constant student feedback, and each student can choose what kind of artwork they want to do for each class. Teachers can also give students homework and touch base on their progression between each class. Classes can be scheduled Mondays through Fridays with trial classes for new students for the discounted rate of 15$. Please visit our online art class page (https://www.artworldschool.com/online-art-classes.html) for the complete schedule and pricing options!
Congratulations to all the students, parents, and teachers that could come support the Art World School Lunar Festival at the Washington Square Mall! This year commemorates the beginning of the Year of the Rat which signifies new beginnings, wealth, and success for the coming year! This year, many students preformed traditional cultural dances as well as performances by many of our other students. There were also many other activities at the fair including, but not limited to, painting stations, arts & crafts tutorials, hallway galleries, calligraphy booth, and much more!
A big thank you to First Tech Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event and thank you to the Washington Square Mall for hosting this event. Lastly, we at Art World School would like to extend another thank you to all the students and parents that have worked so hard in not only our fine arts programs, but also in our after school programs to perfect their skills and create beautiful masterpieces that were displayed at our 2020 Lunar Festival Show!
Congratulations to all the students, parents, and teachers for their dedication and persistence for making this event possible! Many of these artworks are nationally and internationally recognized. Congratulations to the students for attending classes on a regular basis to develop and practice their skills, many of whom have been with us since preschool to receiving their high school degrees. Thank you to the parents for constantly supporting their children and thank you to the teachers who are always striving to individualize lesson plans and working hard with each student to make classes a learning and creative process and ensuring that each student is constantly improving. In addition, Art World School would like to give a big thank you to Brian Ferriso, the chief curator of the Portland Art Museum, for helping make all of this happen and signing the certificates to all the students. Thanks to everyone's efforts, we were able to hold the grandest art show in Art World School history and plan to continue our tradition of holding an annual student art show at The Portland Art Museum each year thereafter!
Congratulations to Sophia Wang for winning first place for grades 4-6, Gwyneth Bao for winning first place place for grades 7-9, Albert Lu for winning first place for grades 10-12, Ashank Shah for winning second place for grades 4-6, Vivian Wang for winning second place for grades 10-12, and Richard Deng for winnning 3rd place for grades 4-6!