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group graffiti

Inside an Art Teacher’s Conference

Earlier in September I went to Chiang Mai in Thailand to attend the Asia Region Art Educators Workshop. This wonderful conference is held annually in different schools in Asia. The…

finished mandalas cropped

Mandala Weekend Retreat

Last weekend I went on my first ever art retreat. Run by two art teachers from Hong Kong International School the weekend focused on creating a painted mandala. A mandala…

The finished plate next to the original image.

Drypoint printing

I had the chance to take part in a teacher run drypoint printing workshop over the weekend. Drypoint is a form of intaglio printing whereby lines are incised into a…

Faceless Self-Portraits

I’m currently taking through my grade 8s on a Self-Portrait project.  One of the tasks I get them to do is to take Faceless Self-Portrait photos such as this one:…

The Art of Ju Ming

A school field trip to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in May introduced me to the art of Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming. I went earlier in the year with…

Dinosaurs - remains thereof!

A Day at the Museums

With a couple of days off school we took advantage to avoid the crowds and went to two museums in one day.  First we went to the Hong Kong Museum…

Cubist inspired self-portraits

Breaking Faces: Cubist Self-Portraits

My grade 8 students have just finished doing a unit on self-portraits. After mastering (more or less) the facial proportions in a self-portrait colour pencil drawing, I then told them…

Down Under paintings with my students

I recently completed an Australian Aboriginal style painting project with my grade 7 students. We looked at examples of Aboriginal art, focusing particularly on the ‘dot’ painting technique. We then…

Liina Klauss beach trashscape

Plastic Beach Art

Last weekend I was at the Asia Region Art Educators conference.  We had the opportunity to meet and hear from some artists working in Hong Kong. One of these artists…

Rubber Duck Art Installation

Rubber Art in Hong Kong

As an important centre for art, Hong Kong is used to hosting large artistic events.  Few have been quite as large as Florentijn Hofman’s large Rubber Duck.  Yes, the enormous…