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As our semester and time in India draw to a close, it is important to stop for a moment, take stock  and share all the beautiful things that we have created in the past 3 and a half months. This past Tuesday afternoon saw TGS and Indus celebrate through a collaborative Art Exhibition showcasing our students' recent work. The walls (and doors) of an open space were filled with drawings,...

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In Art this term, Grade 10 students have been investigating and exploring some of the dominant styles of Indian painting. Using the epic tale The Ramayana as a common subject matter, we have investigated the characteristics of Patachitra, Patua, Madhubani and Mughal Miniature paintings. While analyzing a piece that depicts a moment from The Ramayana, students focus on three things: style, story and character. Initial research and analysis helps identify...

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During our trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, we will have the opportunity to see some of the most influencial pieces of art made in modern times, including Claude Monet's Water Lilies, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup cans and Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. Amidst these works are paintings by Abstract Expressionists from the early 1950s. Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko produced visually different kinds of...

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WHILST IN WASHINGTON, D.C., we had the opportunity to see “According to What?”, a large survey of Ai Weiwei’s work at the Hirshhorn Museum where Kruger’s “Belief + Doubt” was also installed. Seeing the work they had been studying first hand was a great experience for many of our art students and helped deepen their understanding of the artwork, as well as the creative process. As a culmination of the...

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AS PART OF THEIR ART CLASS, Grade 9 and 10 students spent the first part of our term in Boston considering what the artist’s role in society is and how they or their work can incite change. This unit of work entitled “Power and Persuasion” was framed by the life and art of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, American artist Barbara Kruger’s text-based critique and commentary on consumer culture and the...

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The following reflection by Lee ann Thomas is part of a series of blog posts written by THINK Global School faculty members to showcase their thoughts and experiences from a recent weXplore trip to Washington, D.C. To view the entire conversation, visit us on Spot. Increasingly over the last few years I have been able to see firsthand many artworks I have long admired and studied. There’s a certain kind...

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OUR GRADE 9 AND 10 art students have recently spent some time working in an artist's studio, creating their own abstracted acrylic paintings for their "Colour and Rhythm" project, which centers on the student's ability to demonstrate their understanding of how artists use color and rhythm effectively when creating their own works of art. The brightly lit workspace was provided by Buenos Aires resident Marcela Davidson, who has developed a...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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