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524 S 1st Ave
Arcadia, CA, 91006
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Creative World Art School is a non-profit organization in Arcadia, CA focusing on arts education. We offer weekend fine arts classes, an after-school program, summer art camps, birthday art workshops, and more.

Art & Anthropology

Native America

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NATIVE AMERICAN TEEPEE PAINTINGS

This semester's Art & Anthropology focus is Native Americans. For their first week studying Native Americans, Ms Rosaline's 1st and 2nd grade classes explored teepees!

Teepees were used by nomadic tribes of the Great Plains. They were built using long wooden poles and a buffalo hide covering. Teepees were just one of many types of houses used by different tribes.

Students also talked about visual elements to Native American designs, such as common shapes and colors. Each student painted their own individual teepee; then as a group painted a backdrop! Finally everybody's teepees were assembled together to create the final piece.


DESIGNS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Ms. Briana's Art and Anthropology explored the graphic lines and colors traditionally used in the artistic creations of the Indigenous Haida population of the Northwest Coast. Students were encouraged to draw inspiration from the culturally specific motifs and patterns seen in arts and artifacts, and to create their own patterns reminiscent of these. 

Ndebele House Paintings

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Ms. Briana's Art & Anthropology class created these vibrant designs and made miniature homes out of them.

Students first learned about the aesthetics of the Ndebele culture and their unique house painting traditions. More information about the history of these dwellings can be found online here. Each student created their own unique miniature dwelling. Similar to building missions in school students built homes except our students focused on a country outside of America. 

We believe that introducing students to the aesthetics of different cultures will help them learn to be fascinated with all the world has to offer!

CW explores China

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To celebrate Chinese New Year Mr. Zac's introduced his Art & Anthropology class to the history of Chinese Script!  The Chinese written language is over 3,500 years old (although it has changed dramatically). For Mr. Zac's students that approached the Chinese Written Language for the first time they were able to contrast the characters with the English Alphabet; not only is there an aesthetic difference but they are functionally very unique from each other as well.  Each student either learned a character or created one of their own! 

We believe that projects such as this one will help broaden the world for our students while building a diverse understanding of other people.

 

How to Make Your Dragon!

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These colorful masterpieces are part of Ms. Briana's Anthropology class. Below is a rough sketch of how to make them yourself!

What you'll need:

  • egg carton
  • paper towel roll (the inside cardboard part)
  • two Popsicle sticks
  • 3 small Dixie cups
  • masking tape
  • foil
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • newspaper
  • Mod Podge
  • paint
  • cardboard for teeth and wings (optional)

Structure: First glue the Dixie cups at the base of the horizontally placed paper towel roll. Then glue another into one of the openings. On the other end shape aluminum foil into a tail using the foil and secure with masking tape. Glue a Popsicle stick to each side of the structure. Then cut the very bottom sections that hold the eggs from the egg  carton, you will need three. They should be like tiny shallow cups. Then line them up along the top of the structure. Secure them to the structure using masking tape. Then cut strips of newspaper and cover the structure with one layer of newspaper secured with Mod Podge. Now you have the base structure for your dragon!

Decoration: Painting your dragon one solid color all over and letting it dry would be helpful for painting more details on after. Paint eyes, scales, flames, the sky's the limit! And if you cut out little cardboard shaped wings the sky won't even limit your dragon!

 

Painting Pagodas

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Ms. Briana's class learned about the aesthetic and historical purposes. These elaborate structures vary from different ages and different cultures. They serve as religious structures primarily in China and East Asia. 

Above are the watercolors our students made of their very own pagodas!

Nebra Sky Disk

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Ms. Briana's class explored Soxaony-Anhalt Germany's take on astronomy this October! She's showing her students so many different world views of the sky throughout humanity's history check out the awesome artwork that is the result of learning from the past!

Nazca Lines

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Ms. Briana's first grade class group project (October 2015)

Ms. Briana's first grade class group project (October 2015)

Ms. Briana's Anthropology & Art focused on the Ancient Nazca culture of the Andes. She showed the class images of Nazca Lines - a collection of geoglyphs made by altering the surface layer of the ground. 

The Nazca Lines tie into our theme of Space, the Final Frontier, because their entire scope was designed to be seen from aerial views. Ms. Briana then prompted the class to create their own version. Students were challenged to design on the wall rather than the traditional table space in front of them. This allows them the ability to step back more easily and see their work from a viewer's perspective. They used sand, glue, and butcher paper to make this artwork and had a lot of fun working together!

Myths in the Sky

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Ms. Rosaline's 3-5th graders design their own constellations and laurel leaves (September 2015)

Ms. Rosaline's 3-5th graders design their own constellations and laurel leaves (September 2015)

Ms. Rosaline introduces Ancient Greek Culture through myths and story telling. She explains the ways in which Ancient Greece saw patterns in the night sky and how they created cosmological stories to explain what they saw. 

Students were prompted to inhabit a similar world view and create stories and patterns in their own imagined night skies while paying homage to the past.