Today, 4th and 5th grade took a field trip to the Zai Gallery, which was showcasing artwork from every student at Shekou International School! I thought it was really cool to have my artwork hanging in a gallery, and I had 2 pieces of artwork being showcased at the gallery! I saw so much amazing artwork from everyone in Elementary School, and I even saw a few pieces from teachers!
My Spray Paint Self Portrait
My two pieces were pretty cool, and one was a project in which I carved my face by tracing it from a picture, and then I spray painted over the lines in the paper, and I decorated the new special watercolor paper with spray paint! Another one was of a jaguar in which I zentangled, which is just controlled doodling!
Some of the other amazing pieces I saw were group projects. The horse with Chinese words on it was inspired by ancient Chinese brush writing, and was created at an assembly in which I played the xylophone to accompany the students who were painting this horse. The large butterfly was a piece where students, including my best friend Boey, decorated a huge sketch of a butterfly with pictures of memories for SIS’s 25th anniversary!
The gallery that showcased our artwork was the Zai Gallery, and it was really cool! The walls were all made of bricks, but were painted white, which made them look very elegant and nice! Here are some pictures of the gallery!
Some of the other pictures were of ‘painting with lights’. Everyone did one of those! But not all of them were showcased. People created orbs, wings and wrote their names using little lights and took pictures in dark rooms, which was quite cool. I didn’t get to do one because I was making my zentangle, but I heard it was really cool!
There were also pointillism paintings, contour line drawings, spray paint drawings, and all kinds of other projects! It was a really cool experience, and I felt that it was really interesting to have our artwork being put into a gallery! I was really inspired by a painting that was inspired by another drawing by a student in the ECLC, or Early Childhood Learning Center though, which was very well drawn, but also looked like the original. I wondered how the two pieces could be similar, yet different. I was also inspired by my friend Jackie’s great picture of a old Chinese man, we were doing pictures of body parts but I guess Jackie didn’t have time because he was new! Anyways, here are the pictures of the pieces.
Anyways, I had a great time at the gallery, and hope you like some of the amazing artwork I was blessed with being able to see!