The Grade 8 Mosaic project is underway! Here is a video of two of the four classes working on it. This video should give you a good idea of the scale of this project- almost 90 students and 2 teachers working together to make it happen!
Lots of students have been asking where they can get their own art supplies. Shanghai is an excellent place to find good (relatively inexpensive) art materials, you just have to know where to look. Here are a few of our favourite shops.
Fuzhou Lu - the art supply street
福州路364号 (402号 and 480号 are also good for painting supplies)
check in lots of those shops, they all have a similar assortment.
Your local stationary shop is likely to have some of the basic supplies you'll need, plus some other cool things.. try looking in some shops around where you live too.
I've also heard that this shop is good:
Marie's Painting Materials
No. 850 Xikang Road near Haifang Lu.
And of course,
Taobao 淘宝 (you'll need a parent's permission)
Taobao Field Guide (for English help navigating Taobao)
By the way, if you're looking for music supplies, just a couple blocks south of Fuzhou Lu is the music supply street, Jingling Lu 金陵路.
To reflect is to consider, ponder, look back, contemplate, wonder, return, reconsider, mirror, reveal.
Take some time to look at your work and think before you begin writing in your sketchbook. Remember back to when you made it - what were you intentions? What were you trying to do? Did you achieve that result?
Begin by writing about the process of making the artwork. How did you make it? What medium or media did you use? What were your ideas?
Next write about your ideas. Many reflective writers keep in mind questions, such as "What did I notice?" "How has this changed me?" or "What might I have done differently?" Thus, the focus is on writing that is not just descriptive. (Wikipedia) Some other questions you could consider are "What did I learn by doing this?" or "What parts of the artwork do I like? What would I change? Why?"