Save the Date!

Save the date for the grades 2-5 Art Exhibition!

Date: Opening night is Thursday, April 12

Time: 5:00-7:00 PM (open house format, so please come and go as you need)

Location: Building 10 (Fine Arts Building) on UNIS Campus

What to Expect: All of the students in grades 2-5 will have amazing masterpieces on display!  Bring your family to support our young artists and have a walk through our art gallery in building 10.  There will also be several family art activities to do and also a fun scavenger hunt!  Please come to support and praise our UNIS artists and to enjoy a night of art as a family.

Volunteer Opportunities: If there are parents that would like to volunteer to help out on the evening of the opening night, there will be opportunities to help facilitate our art activity areas for 30 minute time slots.  Please contact Ms. Andrea Heinz at if you are interested to learn more!

Questions or Concerns:  Please email Ms. Andrea Heinz (elementary art teacher) at

Important Music Concert Information for Grades 2 and 3

Dear Parents of Grades 2 and 3,

The Grade 2 and 3 Music Concert will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 9 am. The students are excited to share with their parents and the UNIS community some of the wonderful music that they have been creating in their classes.

On the morning of the concert, please take your child to their homeroom class as normal wearing their concert clothes (please bring a change of clothes for after the concert). Following student drop off, parents may proceed to the Center for the Arts foyer where tea and coffee will be provided. Doors will open for seating in the theater at 8.50 am.

Concert Attire:

Students should wear black pants or skirt and a white shirt. Here are some ideas:

  • Formal black dress pants or below-the-knee skirt
  • Formal white shirt (this should be a blouse or button up collared shirt, no T-shirts please)
  • Formal black shoes (no sneakers please)
  • ‘A touch of color’ (optional) – for example, a blue scarf, red tie, green belt

Dress Rehearsal

We will be have a full Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, March 21st. We request that your child comes to school wearing their concert clothes and brings a change of clothes to change into following the dress rehearsal. Concert clothes will be sent back home on Wednesday and should be worn to school again on Thursday, March 22nd for the Parent Concert.

Concert Duration:  9.00 -10.15 am

We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

The Music Team

Amazing Arts Auction

You are invited to the second annual UNIS Amazing Arts Auction!  Join us for drinks, canapes, service learning craft booths, an orchestra performance, and the beginning of our 7 days of bidding on amazing art pieces made by UNIS students, staff, and community members.

When: Opening night is February 6th (Tuesday) / the auction closes on February 13th

Time: 6:00 PM Orchestra Performance / 6:30-7:30 PM Art Auction

Where: The Center of the Arts on UNIS Campus

Why: To raise money for various service learning projects at UNIS with a focus on Operation Healthy Heart which assists children in Vietnam who need heart surgery.

Please contact your elementary art teachers Emma Hamilton or Andrea Heinz with questions.

Local Art Contest!

The Cultural Center of Hanoi is organizing a local art contest with the theme “Peace in the Eyes of Children”.  This contest is available for all children in Hanoi from ages 5-15.

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM, on December 10, 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: Bat Giac Flower Garden – at the back of Ly Thai To Monument, Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Program for the contest:

  • 8:30-8:45 AM: Welcome show, declaration of reason, introduction of delegates, opening speech, and speech by Chief of the Examiners
  • 8:45-10:15 AM: Children create their artwork
  • 10:15-10:30 AM: Collecting the finished artwork
  • 10:30-11:00 AM: Performance while everyone waits for examiners to review the artwork
  • 11:00-11:30 AM: Announcement of the contest, awards, and closing

Children who wish to participate will need to be accompanied by their parents to the event, which should be a fun family activity!  Children who are going to participate in the contest should bring their own art materials (if you would like to borrow some art supplies, please contact Ms. Andrea).  Art materials could be crayons, markers, watercolor paint, chalk pastels, etc… The organizing committee will supply a drawing easel, drawing board, and A3 drawing paper.  The children should draw something with the focus on the
following suggested topics:

  • Cherishing the beauty of Hanoi City – The City for peace
  • Show the feelings of humans about safely living in an environment and their surroundings
  • Beliefs on peaceful and friendly nations from all over the world who are against war, poverty, disease,…

Prizes (25 prizes)

  • 1 first prize: Gift + cash + certificate of Organizing Board
  • 2 second prizes: Gift + cash + certificate of Organizing Board
  • 3 third prizes: Gift + cash + certificate of Organizing Board
  • 19 consolidation prizes: Gift + cash + certificate of Organizing Board


Ms. Andrea’s email address:

Visual Arts: Grade 3 Clay Name Plates

All of the students in grade 3 have completed their first unit which was creating a clay name plate.  Sometimes we send the artwork home right away, and sometimes we keep the artwork in order to display it at the elementary art show.  If we are keeping your child’s clay name plate for the art show, it will be sent home after the art show is done at the end of April 2018.

Class 3A (Ms. Chris): Sent home

Class 3B (Mr. Josh): Saving for the art show in April

Class 3C (Mr. Aaron): Saving for the art show in April

Class 3D (Ms. Julia): Sent home

Visual Arts


What is Artsonia?

Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Every child can have an online art gallery and keep their masterpieces in a digital portfolio!  It serves as a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view, and can also track their progress as an artist from preschool through grade 12.  Each student gets an individual site on Artsonia and that site can travel with them from school to school.  Your art teachers will periodically upload artwork onto Artsonia throughout the school year.  Parents can manage the site and also add friends and family members to each students’ fan club.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact your art teachers, Ms. Andrea ( & Ms. Emma (