Express Yourself

This year more than ever, it has been important to provide opportunities for students to express their emotions in a constructive way. With that in mind, we started the year off focusing on how people use body language, facial expressions and tone of voice to communicate how they feel. Students brainstormed, listing 40-50 individual emotions before selecting one to communicate in a nonverbal way. Drawing their figure with a particular body posture and creating a deliberate facial expression only expressed part of the emotion. By developing a Color Wheel of Emotions, they then added tones of the particular color that represented their chosen emotion, to express their “tone of voice” in their artwork. By learning to speak the "language of art", students are able to communicate clearly and beautifully in a nonverbal way while creating expressive work that speaks to others as well.

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Color Wheel of Emotions Bianca P.B. Grade 9
Color Wheel of Emotions Bianca P.B. Grade 9

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STRAINED Bianca Handal Grade 11
STRAINED Bianca Handal Grade 11

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OVERJOYED Adelle Almansi Grade 11
OVERJOYED Adelle Almansi Grade 11

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Color Wheel of Emotions Bianca P.B. Grade 9
Color Wheel of Emotions Bianca P.B. Grade 9

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