Fourth Grade held an art exhibition in the THS quad as part of their summative project in the IB unit “How We Express Ourselves.” With the central idea being “Art reflects life and affects society,” the students studied different artists to learn how they express their message and its impact on the viewer. Each student created an art piece on a topic they care deeply about using a variety of media. A common theme that evolved was how family and community help us overcome difficult obstacles. Many pieces showed a deep concern for the environment, while others expressed how much we can accomplish when we put our mind to it.
In Lilli Cruz’s “The Big Disaster,” she addressed how we need to treat animals better. She said the tiger’s reflection in the pool represents his self-reflection that “I need to get out of here.”
Rithika Kangath showed that you can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it through her journey to a blackbelt in “The Taekwondo Pathway.”