I have decided that I would create some art for my students this year that will inspire them every time they see it. I think they went down well.
This week me and my children have been creating gift boxes to give to some of the workers opposite school. They have loved choosing what to buy and creating these.
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.After watching a great mini video on face book I was inspired to create this display.
'A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple',
Me and my colleague set about trying to encourage students to create a happiness ripple around the school. We created a #MTSRIPPLE and encouraged them to do at least one simple act of kindness each day and upload it on our instagram page. We then started the happiness fingers and students joined us in sharing the happiness. Join us in celebrating kindness and give what you can. Ramadan Kareem.
In 2017, through the theme of ‘How do we make ‘real’ global citizens?’, the Global Education & Skills Forum is challenging its delegates to consider what we need to teach our children and how we can move those lessons to action.
Over two days, 1,600 delegates at the Global Education & Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world.An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, the Global Education & Skills Forum is an essential platform for collaboration and problem solving - taking ‘how it should be’ forward into innovative, multi-stakeholder ‘how do we get there?’
By bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors the aim was to demonstrate that education is key to solving many global issues.
The belief being that nothing is more important in achieving this than motivated and high-quality teachers who can inspire children in our schools. Through the programmes and initiatives the Varkey Foundation supports global teaching capacity and seeds excellence and innovation in the next generation of educators.
Simply, a quality education for every child requires a quality teacher for every child, and in turn a fairer, more open and tolerant society for us all.
Held at The Atlantis Dubai the Global education and skills forum is a convention bringing together leaders from the public, private and social sectors to find solutions which will achieve education, equity and employment for all. We were approached to deliver a series of art, drama, digital media and literacy workshops celebrating the arts. With art funding being cut and art even being taken out of some school curriculums it is essential that we take these opportunities to showcase the importance of creativity. This was a fantastic few days and I got to meet some amazing and inspiring people from all over the world.
Working live at the event was artist:
Sacha Jafri is now considered one of the world’s leading young artists. He recently pipped Damien Hirst to Top Spot in auction in London, and has become the first ever artist to be featured on the front cover of both the New York Times + Financial Times, who have recently described him as a ‘Shrewd Investment’.
This has since been amplified by his recent Sell-Out World Tour with a lost Andy Warhol collection entitled ‘Jafri meets Warhol’ that visited the top 12 Museums from over 10 countries of the world.
Sacha's work now typically sells for between $250,000-$750,000 with his recent live painting selling in auction at the Islamic Museum in Doha for $1million Dollars.
Last year Jafri was awarded as Young Artist of the year in New York and received an award from the UN for his artistic and humanitarian work having personally raised over $14million Dollars from the sale of his work for various charities around the globe. These works will be auctioned off at the end of the year and were Sacha's response to our Alice in Wonderland theme. What a great opportunity to watch him at work, another day at the office..........Love it.
Each year the Global Education & Skills Forum brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors seeking solutions to achieving education, equity and employment for all.
Over two days, 1,600 delegates at the Global Education & Skills Forum share, debate and shape new ways for education to transform our world.
An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, the Global Education & Skills Forum is an essential platform for collaboration and problem solving - taking ‘how it should be’ forward into innovative, multi-stakeholder ‘how do we get there?’
This year I have volunteered, with other art teachers from GEMS schools to deliver two days of Art workshops to the delegates. This event will be held at the Atlantis so at the moment we are trialing workshops that will be easy to deliver in a 50 minute time slot with limited access to cleaning and water.
Our brief/theme is Alice in Wonderland so all of our workshops have to be linked to this. While meeting about this I was also introduced to Sphero, http://www.sphero.com/education a mini robot controlled by a smart phone or tablet. I loved this idea and will definitely be pitching it to school when I get in tomorrow!
This idea uses thinners to transfer text from Alice in Wonderland onto a background. The idea is that it will be like a story board from the film and will go through different visuals for each scene.
We have added colour with ink and then when it is dry it is ready for the delegates to start transferring their image.
Due to lack of cleaning stations we have opted to use Carbon paper as a mode of mono printing our imagery to the page. We believe this is a strong outcome for minimal work. It also looks pretty good.
Delegates can then opt to use ink to add more colour to their image.
This idea is to create a 3D teapot using a pattern already created. This would involve a bit of collage using modge podge and delegates can put as much or as little detail onto their cup and saucer as they want.
Hello everybody, my name is Lyanne Fellows. I am a mum to a 5 year old strong willed boy and one year old boy and girl twins. Before moving to Dubai I was head of art and a teacher trainer working for 6 years with a cluster of academies in the midlands. This will be my second year working at GEMS Metropole. I am really excited for another fun filled year.
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