STAR-POST (Art) January 2020 FINAL_STAR Post Art Jan 2020 - Page 72

Our Journey in Creating Art Toys: In a rich learning environment led by Sam Lo and Daniel Yu, we began our exciting art making sessions, investigating our ideas and challenging ourselves with the new mediums -- Super Sculpey and Epoxy Putty. Ideating through sketches and research, all the teacher-participants began to translate our discoveries and endless possibilities through sculpting. A Reflective Learning Art Journey through: PLAYING Engaging the mind with fun activities, feeding the mind with knowledge without judgement or consequences. CREATING INVESTIGATING REFLECTION Self-directed learning through exploration and experimentation with medium. Personal interpretation of an ‘Alter-Ego’ manifested through intention and self- discovery. Sharing our thinking processes and outcomes through articulation of our ideas and showcase of artworks. Recounting the Journey of Toy Sculpting: Telling Our Stories Awakening Our Inner Artist at STAR The symbolic representation of our ‘alter-ego’ character that we created is part of the creative play scenario — we had to investigate, explore and play with the Super Sculpey to understand how it worked before we created our final artwork. We examined the material with curiosity and interest. It was a playful exploration of materials, trial and error, and a process of self-discovery. This was when I began to understand that I was not just creating art. I was telling my story. The sessions were about telling our individual stories and childlike fantasies through our artworks. Creating your own art puts you at the heart of the art-making process. We create our stories. What is yours? “Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso 72 73