Students enjoyed their field study to Arts Commons. They participated in two multi-disciplinary workshops taught by professional artists that support students in specific art disciplines through hands-on workshops in art, music and science.
Our visual arts workshop explored our five senses. Though we may not actually be able to feel or hear the objects and scenes depicted in a piece of art, artists often invite us to use a variety of our senses when we explore a work of art—encouraging us to imagine the textures, smells, and even tastes of what is depicted. During this workshop students were introduced to various art materials that appealed to our senses and used as inspiration to create a piece of art.
During our music workshop, students had fun learning about the spectrogram and building a sound sandwich. They used drinking straws, popsicle sticks and elastic bands to make a fantastic sound-making device. Varying the design allows children to experiment with sound. Ask your child:
What can you hear? Can you make different sounds? Try moving the straws closer together. Does this change the sound?
Try the experiment with different sized rubber bands - long, short, thick and thin. You could make your own sound sandwich orchestra!
When you blow through the sound sandwich, the air vibrates the elastic band. The vibrations produce a sound.
Large elastic bands vibrate slowly and produce a low-pitched sound. Shorter elastic bands produce a high-pitched sound. If you move the straws closer together, you make the elastic band shorter. This makes the sound more high pitched.
Thank you to parents for attending March interviews. It was great to share our learning and meet with all of you!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.