Semester 2 MSHS Arts Exhibition

Quench your imagination at the Semester 2 MSHS Arts Exhibition in the Centre for the Arts Foyer from 6-17 May.

Grade 6 worked on sewing skills and soft sculptures of food inspired by the artists, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, who have turned everyday objects as public art. As a start, students learned and practiced a few different sewing techniques while making their own draw-string bag. Students have decorated it with different kinds of stitches and sewing on of buttons. Students have made soft sculptures of food, the first one to be given to the babies in the local orphanages. Students learned briefly about the significance of physical touch to the babies. The soft sculptures are our ways of somehow giving them comfort and physical touch they need.

Grade 7 investigated portraiture through the lens of personal identity.  Researching the works of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and African American artist Kehinde Wiley, students created two self portraits. One line continuous contour self portraits were created using the ProCreate app on iPad and then vectored in Adobe Illustrator for laser cutting. Pencil drawn portraits appropriated poses based on historical artworks. Both of these challenging tasks asked students to explore their personal identity and in turn learn more about the world around them.

Grade 8 artists have been focusing on a subject we can all agree on: food. In this exhibition, we collaborated with Donkey Bakery, using their donuts as live models for our introduction to ceramic sculpture. Artists then went on to design and sculpt a food-themed sculpture and created this sculpture in three forms: ceramic sculpture, miniature felt sculpture and as a felt painting. Also on display from Grade 8 artists are some collaborative digital paintings. Students spent time creating a collaborative drawing (working on one drawing together with a partner) and then individually digitally edited the drawing. When viewing these images see if you can recognise the location of the subject matter.

Grade 9 artist created vibrant still life painting utilising objects of personal significance in a domestic settings.

Grade 10 artists were asked to create an artwork that captures a sense of place. They created a painting of Hanoi in response to a field trip to the old quarter.

Who made my clothes? – The Fashion Revolution

Who made my clothes? was the theme of a grade 9 design trip to the Vietnam Fashion Revolution Exhibition at the Vietnam Women’s Museum. The exhibition highlights the working conditions and resources utilized to produce clothing. Joining the global movement, this show is Vietnam’s contribution to Fashion Revolution Week. We were lucky enough to be welcomed by one of the country coordinators, who spoke with students about fast fashion and its greater implications on our world. 

This trip is a launch into Grade 9’s final unit of the year considering SDGs 8 & 12.

“Fashion Revolution Week is our #whomademyclothes campaign in April, which falls on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013. That is the day Fashion Revolution was born. During this week, brands and producers are encouraged to respond with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.” –https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/

Grade 9 Media class and Grade 11 DP Art also made the trip to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum to learn about Fashion Revolution. The art class explored the space and watched the films created by designers who care about the impact that the fashion industry has on our planet. The exhibition is on view until 28 April.

 

 

Designing for the Stage!

Audience members attending Shrek: The Musical may have noticed the set pieces and props used by our fantastically talented HS actors. These unique pieces were developed and produced by the grade 9 design class with consultation from grade 10 engineering. After meeting with the client/Director, Ms. TP, students chose to pursue either digital or product work for the production. Digital designers tackled the publication content including posters, programs, tickets and a trailer. Product designers created set design such as Princess Fiona’s tower, Shrek’s hut/Farquaad’s chamber, castle gates, and the may pole. Other product designers took on individual props such as the Guard’s spears/axe, Pinocchio’s nose and Shrek’s family ears. This authentic opportunity required students to use design thinking skills to make informed decisions, manage time, design & execute based on client needs.

Pinocchio’s 3D printed and functioning nose to ‘grow’ with the slide of hand

Princess Fiona’s tower

Guard’s axe

Duloc castle gates/Dragon’s keep

may pole

Farquaad’s chamber/Shrek’s hut

Semester 1 MSHS Arts Exhibition

Come explore the amazing work done by our Grades 6-10 students during their Art classes in Semester 1.

This exhibition demonstrate different visual art techniques in a variety of different subjects. While the 6th graders created images using both their drawing and digital media from their Cuc Phuong field trip, grade 7 chose to look into history, folklore and literature to create Mythical Creature Prints. Grade 8 artists are excited with their Artist Trading Cards inspired by their lives in Hanoi that they created during the unit ‘It’s Not What you Draw, It’s How You Draw It’.  You will be blown away with Grade 9’s thought-provoking artworks as they created new images by appropriating and reworking existing artworks. And finally Grade 10 students will treat our eyes with a series of stunning self-portraits which are rich in personal symbolism but also communicate with a wider audience.

See you in the Centre for the Arts next week!

Semester 1 MSHS Arts Exhibition – January 14-30

Come explore the amazing work done by our Grades 6-10 students during their Art classes in Semester 1.

This exhibition demonstrate different visual art techniques in a variety of different subjects. While the 6th graders created images using both their drawing and digital media from their Cuc Phuong field trip, grade 7 chose to look into history, folklore and literature to create Mythical Creature Prints. Grade 8 artists are excited with their Artist Trading Cards inspired by their lives in Hanoi that they created during the unit ‘It’s Not What you Draw, It’s How You Draw It’.  You will be blown away with Grade 9’s thought-provoking artworks as they created new images by appropriating and reworking existing artworks. And finally Grade 10 students will treat our eyes with a series of stunning self-portraits which are rich in personal symbolism but also communicate with a wider audience.

See you in the Centre for the Arts next week!

Capturing a Sense of Place at Dong Xuan Market

On Wednesday, January 9, Grade 10 visual art students when on a Field trip to Dong Xuan market to take photographs for their next unit Capturing a sense of place. The painting generated from this unit will be used to creating a set of cards sold by UNIS Hanoi service learning students at Winterfest next year.

This year we were able to capture the vibrancy of Hanoi as the city gets ready to celebrate TET. Thank you to Mr Schaffner, Ms Le, Ms Graham for coming along and helping out

Enjoy some pictures from our trip.