Dear You Art Project

Mail Art + Pen Friends = Dear You Art Project

China

Photographs from the other side of the world have arrived in China!

2018, Exhibition, ChinaArlene TuckerComment
 Photo by Ina, "Esbo, Finland"

Photo by Ina, "Esbo, Finland"

More beautiful artworks have arrived from the other side of the world to partake in Shenzhen Senior High School art exhibition, "Sharing Nature". Here, we can see photographs from artists living in Finland and in Australia.

Susie say, "I live in Sydney where there is lots of parks and wildlife. There are lots of national parks. My family usually go to the Royal National Park. The Royal National Park has lots of different hikes and beautiful sights. My dad and I even saw a wild kangaroo with a joeg in it's pouch! This one of the reasons why I love Australia."

Wow! This world really is gorgeous! Let's keep it that way, by taking care of it.

To read more about the event, please click here.

Art for Sharing Nature exhibition

2018, China, ExhibitionArlene TuckerComment

We have already received a couple of artworks for the Science & Art exhibition!

我们这次在深圳高级中学展览的主题是:Sharing Nature
The theme of our exhibition at Shenzhen Senior High School is: Sharing Nature

深圳处于中国的南端,芬兰隶属北欧,地域的差异直接影响了人们对环境的感知。通过在地球不同地域的自然环境,动植物的展示,让学生们关注自然,了解自然,保护自然。艺术的表现形式各异,有摄影图片,绘画等,都直接和间接表达了自然环境与孩子们的互动。

Shenzhen is at the southern tip of China and Finland is part of Northern Europe. Geographical differences directly affect people's perception of the environment. Through the display of animals and plants in the natural environment in different parts of the earth, students can pay attention to nature, understand nature, and protect nature. Different forms of art expressions, such as photography and painting, directly and indirectly express the interaction between the natural environment and the children.
 

 油画来自澳大利亚,Jeremy Oil painting from Australia, Jeremy  I live in Queensland, Australia, which also known as Sunshine State, there we have plenty of sunshine and blue sky. Although we travel to different places every time. There is a kind of scenery that we must see, that is the sea. In the golden sunlight, my brother and I will build castles on the beach, and we race with the parents in the sea, or holding a surfboard in the sea and letting the waves push me in the water. I like the blue sea. For me the color of the sea represents the color of Australia.  孩子与自然的关系:我住在澳大利亚的昆士兰州,也叫阳光之州,这里阳光充沛,碧海蓝天。虽然我们每次旅游都会去不一样的地方,但是有一种景致是每次必定会去看的,那就是大海。金色阳光下我和弟弟会在沙滩上堆城堡,会和爸爸妈妈在海边赛跑,或者在海里抱着冲浪板让海浪推着我在水里飘来荡去。我喜欢大海的蓝色,对我来说大海的颜色就代表澳大利亚的颜色。

油画来自澳大利亚,Jeremy
Oil painting from Australia, Jeremy

I live in Queensland, Australia, which also known as Sunshine State, there we have plenty of sunshine and blue sky. Although we travel to different places every time. There is a kind of scenery that we must see, that is the sea. In the golden sunlight, my brother and I will build castles on the beach, and we race with the parents in the sea, or holding a surfboard in the sea and letting the waves push me in the water. I like the blue sea. For me the color of the sea represents the color of Australia.

孩子与自然的关系:我住在澳大利亚的昆士兰州,也叫阳光之州,这里阳光充沛,碧海蓝天。虽然我们每次旅游都会去不一样的地方,但是有一种景致是每次必定会去看的,那就是大海。金色阳光下我和弟弟会在沙滩上堆城堡,会和爸爸妈妈在海边赛跑,或者在海里抱着冲浪板让海浪推着我在水里飘来荡去。我喜欢大海的蓝色,对我来说大海的颜色就代表澳大利亚的颜色。

 铅笔绘画来自芬兰,Lilia  Pencil drawing from Finland, Lilia  Puitten lehdet alkaa kasvamaan. Kukatkin puhkeaa. Linnut alkaa palailemaan. Ihmiset alkaa uida merenrannalla.  叶子开始发芽, 鲜花盛开,鸟儿也回来了, 人们开始在海边游泳  Leaves start to sprout, flowers bloom, birds return, people begin to swim by the sea

铅笔绘画来自芬兰,Lilia
Pencil drawing from Finland, Lilia

Puitten lehdet alkaa kasvamaan. Kukatkin puhkeaa. Linnut alkaa palailemaan. Ihmiset alkaa uida merenrannalla.

叶子开始发芽, 鲜花盛开,鸟儿也回来了, 人们开始在海边游泳

Leaves start to sprout, flowers bloom, birds return, people begin to swim by the sea

Draw or write what you hear

2018, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
IMG_5609.jpg

During the third project students were asked to listen to audio recordings from their friends in China. They were instructed to draw or write anything they heard that sounded like a word that was familiar to them. They could use Swedish, Finnish, and English words for the listening exercise. As we listened students, wrote words that they heard or that came to mind and drew pictures to accompany the words. When the listening exercises was over the students used mixed methods of collage and coloring to complete their images. Using bits cut from maps they created lines connecting their images to one another.  They really enjoyed listening to what their friends had to say. Thanks so much to our friends in China! We really enjoyed collaborating with you on this project!

Sincerely,
Rachel Kangas

The artists in Grade 2 (8-9 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-10 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

Open call for artworks for Science and Nature Art Exhibition in China!

2018, China, Exhibition, Open CallArlene TuckerComment

Open call for artworks depicting your local environment! Your art will be part of Shenzhen Senior High School’s ‘Science and Nature Art Exhibition’ from May 25th to June 11th!

What kind of nature surrounds you? What season is it where you live?  Was it the same kind of weather this time last year?

Share with your friends in Shenzhen, China what your local environment looks like. You can choose which medium you would like use. For example, you could use photography, painting, drawing or collage. Use a viewfinder to create your beautiful picture!

If you wish, you can write the artist’s name on the artwork, title of the work, date, and include anything else they would like to share about their art and chosen environment.

Please email your work to finmage@outlook.com by May 22nd.

NOTE: By submitting your student’s artwork to Shenzhen Senior High School’s Science and Nature Art Exhibition, you give permission for the school and Dear You to use the photos online and in the school’s public space.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing different views of our beautiful world!

+++

公开征集描绘当地自然环境的艺术作品! 5月25日至6月11日,您的作品将成为深圳高中“科学与自然艺术展”的一部分!

你周边的环境如何?现在是什么季节?去年这个时候是否是同样的天气?

与你在中国深圳的朋友分享当地的自然环境,你可以选择你想使用的任何艺术方式!例如摄影,绘画,绘画和拼贴等等!用我们的艺术取景器,创造来自自然的美丽图画!

您可以在您的艺术作品附上名字,作品名称,日期,以及您想要分享的任何作品背后的小故事和随想。

请于5月22日前将您的作品发送至finmage@outlook.com。

注意:将您的作品提交给深圳高级中学的’科学与自然艺术展’,您将授权学校和DearYou在网站以及学校的公共场所使用这些照片。

谢谢!我们期待看到来自我们美丽世界的不同观点!

 You can make a viewfinder and then compose your picture!

You can make a viewfinder and then compose your picture!

Taizhou Pheonix Primary School translate their environment!

2018, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment

The children in our class enjoy sharing things with me very much. This is no exception, the school take three days off for the Chinese traditional Qingming festival (清明节). Qingming festival, it is spring back to the earth, people sweep the tomb, a young and old in the middle reaches of the nature, home conveniently fold a few branches and leaves bud of willow branches on his head, happy.

Also, some people specially during the Qingming festival to nature to enjoy and appreciate the vibrant spring scenery, watching the spring scenery. We Taizhou area in many places and dragon boat racing, dragon dance and other traditional activities, so most of the children choose and their parents to visit, observe all kinds of activities.

After returning from the holiday, many students shared their photos with the class. We sat together and talked to each other about the fun of the holiday and the beauty we enjoyed. Then find a quiet environment to record your feelings, easy to share with you.

Sincerely,
Miss Wu Juehua

The artists in Grade 2 (8-9 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-10 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

 油菜花. Rapeseed Flowers.

油菜花. Rapeseed Flowers.

The artists from Linguajoy translate their environment and Easter!

2018, Dear You Art Workshops, Finland, ChinaArlene TuckerComment
IMG_5420.jpeg

Our third Dear You project took place during the week leading up to Easter vacation. The students were asked to create a Easter eggs and while working they discussed their activities and what their environment looked like.

The first group was a bit shy but we discussed what we were going to say and even rehearsed saying it a few times before we created our recordings. The second group of students were very excited to describe their environment and discuss their families Easter traditions.  

Sincerely,
Rachel Kangas

The artists in Grade 2 (8-9 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-10 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

I See You! Swedish students stop to take a closer look.

China, Finland, 7 years old, 8 years olds, 9 years old, 10 years oldArlene TuckerComment
IMG_5311.jpg

In a small classroom in Finland students stop, take a moment, and visually explore photos of kids attending school in China.  They see, if only for a few moments the visual characteristics and features of the child in the photograph. Using tracing paper the students traced the figures out of the photographs and onto a piece of paper. They added color to the students along with their own artistic touches. Throughout the process the students were encouraged to look closely at the photographs and asked; What did they see? Who is in the picture? What can you learn about them, what is the image telling you?  Once the drawing were completed I transcribed short letters from each artist to the child in the photograph. They explained short things about themselves such as their favorite foods and hobbies.

Now they eagerly await for the exchanging of artworks.

Sincerely,
Rachel Kangas

The artists in Grade 2 (8-9 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-10 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

IMG_4102.JPG

The artists in China challenge realism!

10 years old, 2018, 3rd Grade, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment

The creation has sought the views of the children. They thought that their own photos can be printed out and then they were able to discuss their appearance characteristics. They also could talk about their good characters, talented things even favourite clothes, habitual actions, preferred colors and so on.

There are two kinds of creation, one is to draw themselves, the other is to draw among each other.

Some children believed it can be realistic. They stuck photos on the window and keep papers above them to describe in detail. Some children could also exaggerate some features of their own such as a round face more round, big eyes bigger, even can express themselves with decorative techniques besides expressing some features they don’t have but want to own. For example, short hair girl painted her wanted long hair, lively become calm. In the process of painting, they devoted themselves to draw a variety of styles of themselves.

King regards,
Teacher Lisa and Miss Wu Juehua

The artists in Grade 3 (9-10 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-9 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

I think we will make good friends!

2018, 3rd Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene Tucker5 Comments

When I explained to the kids what the event meant and what to do, they were very positive and found out how many great pictures they had and asked friends to pick out the ones they like. 

Next, the kids told stories about the photos. Then, the kids talked about their photos one after one. They made self-introductions and wrote them down, they expect to be new friends with the kids in Finland.

King regards,
Teacher Lisa and Miss Wu Juehua

The artists in Grade 3 (9-10 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists at Linguajoy (7-9 years old) in Helsinki, Finland.

Festivities here and there!

2018, China, Finland, School visits, 13 year oldsArlene TuckerComment

Class 7C in Kontula were all very excited that they received a package from our friends in China!  We displayed their artwork and discussed them.  Many of the artworks had very warm and welcoming thoughts on them such as, "Welcome to China!".  Finally, we figured out what C & F stands for - China and Finland!  I hope we are right!

On one of the artworks had some questions written on them. 

 These questions translates to: Firstly, it is very nice to meet you. Can we make an exchange using QQ? What kind of Chinese food do you like? Do you have some interesting festivals there?

These questions translates to: Firstly, it is very nice to meet you. Can we make an exchange using QQ? What kind of Chinese food do you like? Do you have some interesting festivals there?

We try to answer you the best we can:

It is very nice to meet you too!  We do not know what QQ is. What is it?

Some of us had said that they like the fried pork, fried rice, white rice and the duck.

Finland has all kinds of festivals. We celebrate Juhannus, which is called Midsummer in English. This happens towards the end of June where it is usually the longest day of the year.  We celebrate Pride, Vappu (May Day), Tikkurila Festivaali, Vegan Festivaali, and Ruis Rock, which is a big music festival.

Yesterday, in Helsinki there were two big celebrations. One is called Penkkarit and the other you will know very well, Chinese New Year!  Senior high school students ride on the back of trucks in costumes to celebrate before they have to start their matriculation exams.  There is lot of honking the horn and throwing candy at the crowd!!  The Chinese New Year celebrations were so beautiful this year! There was dancing, Kung Fu, music, Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and ice skating too to happily bring in the year of the dog!

We wish you all a happy new year!

The 13 year old artists at Shenzhen High School in Shenzhen, China are making and sharing with 7c, 13 year olds, from Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland.

Weaving their way to friendship

2017, 7th Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
499FF5B3-7487-48D9-8728-3BB8715C6C9D-2157-000003850D4CF8F4_tmp.JPG

Through weaving, the artists in China have been exploring how chance can be an element in their artwork. By using recycled newspapers and colored papers, the weaving has helped give a hand in creating a story. The artists then wrote words on the artworks to enhance the meaning of the images made from the weaving process.

Everybody seemed to enjoy the art technique and made wonderful artworks!

The 13 year old artists at Shenzhen High School in Shenzhen, China are making and sharing with 7c, 13 year olds, from Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland.

Storytelling time in Taizhou!

2017, 8 years olds, 9 years old, China, Collective Art, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment
1 学校概况-封面.jpg

For the last session of this ‘Inspiring Stories ’project , we first divided the whole class into groups, then let each group choose a British children's work.  According to the content of the works, we encourage students to start imagination, then create stories and then write down the scripts.  At last, the children shoot the script into audio or video works with the help of teachers or parents during the spare time.

The event was a new experience for the children, and they were excited and happy.

Best wishes,
Lisa

The artists in Grade 3 (9-10 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists in Class 4 (8-9 years old) at Sneinton C of E St Stephens Primary School in Nottingham, England Both groups are aged 8-9 years old.

Your art inspires stories!

2017, 5 years old, 6 years old, China, Collective Art, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
IMG_3428.JPG

Inspiration is everywhere!  To see how our inspiration directly comes from our friends in Shenzhen, China we looked at the artworks they had sent us. This got our creativity buzzing!!  It was also fun to review all the Dear You projects we have been making these past few months.

We then got into three small groups where a teacher helped the students to write down their thoughts on who the characters are in the story, what happens in the story, and how does the story end.  Have a listen to the artists at work:

When the groups were ready with their story they had a quick think about how to TELL the story using their voice and intonation as an art form. As you can hear, they all did an amazing job!

Thank you for being friends with us! It has been great getting to know you through your artwork and videos!

With love,
Arlene & The Explorers

The Explorers, 5-6 year olds, from International School of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland are making and sharing with the artists aged 6 years old at Shenzhen Primary School in Shenzhen, China.

This is our story!

2017, 4th Grade, China, Collective Art, Dear You Art Workshops, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment
IMG_0599.JPG

We had the most fun doing this project! The class really enjoyed looking at all of the images sent by the children in Jiangsu, China. They all chose different images as inspiration for their stories, working in pairs they told their stories to Heather, even making their own sound effects. Heather then chopped up their stories and put them together to make ‘their story’ and played it to them after they had just performed their Christmas play. They laughed a lot and enjoyed hearing their own voices!

I noticed that many of the stories encompassed the ideas embedded within the project…asking questions, making friends and reaching out to others. I would like to get the children to draw this story now and create a montage with the original images. 

It was a perfect end to a fantastic project and I am sure that it is an experience that they will always remember. I have really enjoyed getting to know the children and going on this journey with them and you all! See you in 2018!

Thanks Dear You!

Heather Connelly

The artists in Class 4 (8-9 year olds) at Sneinton C of E St Stephens Primary School in Nottingham, England are making and sharing art with Grade 3 (9-10 year olds) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China.

IMG_0600.JPG

Tarinoita ja juhlat

2017, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment

Dear You -projektimme viimeisellä kerralla Kontulan ostarilla sijaitseva the Museum of Impossible Forms kutsui meidät vierailulle. Vierailun aluksi katsoimme videoterveiset Kiinasta. Saimme myös nähdä taideteoksia, joita ystävämme olivat tehneet.

Viimeisessä työpajassa kirjoitimme ja äänitimme pienissä ryhmissä äänitarinoita, joissa teemana oli Differences and Similarities. Työskentelyn päätteeksi Arlene oli kutsunut vieraaksemme lapsiryhmän Kontulalaisesta päiväkoti Pihapirtistä. Pihapirtin lapset aloittavat ensi vuonna oman Dear You -projektinsa. Iltapäivä jatkui juhlavilla tarjoiluilla ja luotujen tarinoiden yhdessä kuuntelulla.

http://hyllinkuvis.blogspot.fi/2017/12/tarinoita-ja-juhlat.html

Making inspiring stories calls for a party!

13 year olds, 2017, 7th Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
 We are watching a video our friends in China made for us!

We are watching a video our friends in China made for us!

For the last project of this session, we thought it would be great to bring the artists in 7C from Helsingin yhteislyseo to get to know another artistic space in Kontula, Helsinki. So we gathered in Museum of Impossible Forms to create Inspiring Stories art project and celebrate with next year's Dear You group from Päiväkoti Pihapirtti, who are also located in Kontula!

We started the session by looking at a video a few of the artists from Shenzhen Middle School made for their friends in Kontula. They had made a sweet introduction of themselves and also shared with us the art that they have been making in China.

Looking at our friend's artwork and thinking about past Dear You projects we have made gave us some material to work with as the next step was to make an audio story.  One artist said we need to keep in mind the sanoma (the message) when creating a story.  Some other creative writing elements are to designate characters and what is the beginning, middle, and end of the story. 

We then got into small groups and came up with four different amazing stories! When it was time to record, we thought about intonation, sound effects, and tone of voice to enhance the story.

The stories were all so different! Have a listen! 

Forest is a story about a boy named Ajax. He lived in the 1940s in a small village. Ajax went to pick some berries and mushrooms in the woods. About an hour into the journey, he found himself lost. He then saw a mökki (a small cottage) and peaked through the window. Inside he saw an open cupboard, which had a lot of food in it. He went inside and ate a big loaf of bread. After that he left the mökki to try and find his way home. Along the way, he met an old person and asked this person some questions. The old person didn't understand anything!

The storytellers from Differences and Similarities have more questions for their friends in China.

Do you pack your own lunch? Or do you pay 1euro for it? Or how much?
Do you have a lot of homework?
When does your school day end?
Are your tests difficult?
Does your school have any after-school activities?

Eläimet puussa , Animal in the tree (English translation)
All the animals are meeting under a tree and they decided to make a pack. The pack leader is the lion. The walrus also wants to be a leader. They start to fight and the walrus wins. The walrus will become the leader and so the lion has to go. The walrus was a good leader but the lion returned. The lion took a coconut from the tree and hit the walrus in the head with it while the walrus was asleep. The walrus got a mild concussion! The lion became the leader again. The animals didn't want the lion to the be leader so everybody else left the pack.

IMG_3496.jpg

We had a great time making these stories for you!

Thank you! Kiitos!

With love,
Arlene, Anastasia, Saara, and the artists at 7C

The 13 year old artists at Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland are making and sharing art with the 13 year old artists from Shenzhen Middle School in Shenzhen, China.

In autumn 2017 Dear You project in Kontula is supported by the Museum of Impossible Forms.

 From left to right: Saara Raevuori, Arlene Tucker, and Anastasia Artemeva. Saara is the art teacher at Helsingin yhteislyseo. Arlene and Anastasia are the makers and creators of Dear You. Thank you, Museum of Impossible Forms for hosting us!

From left to right: Saara Raevuori, Arlene Tucker, and Anastasia Artemeva. Saara is the art teacher at Helsingin yhteislyseo. Arlene and Anastasia are the makers and creators of Dear You. Thank you, Museum of Impossible Forms for hosting us!

Transferring visions

2017, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
925A16D8-E822-48E3-9E6E-FC5E9127B62C-3184-00000111A193DEA6_tmp.JPG

The artists in China have been experimenting with using the graphite transfer technique! They got inspiration from the elements around them to show their friends in Finland a little a bit about who they are.

Thank you!

The 13 year old artists at Shenzhen Primary School in Shenzhen, China are making and sharing with 7c, 13 year olds, from Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland.

The friends in China and the UK are "Hand in Hand"

2017, 3rd Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment
17.jpg

In this activity, the teacher first talked about the form of weaving. Then the teacher presented some pictures of weaving artworks, which made children understand it well. Next, teachers and children had a discussion on how to do weaving artworks. Children said there were two pieces of paper that were horizontal and vertical. They could be weaved with one press and one pick. The art teacher Miss Liu Chunjuan and her students demonstrated at the front of the classroom, and students worked in groups to make it out. Finally, the teacher encouraged the children to give a name of the book. Some students said, we want to express our friendship between the two schools, so he took the name of ‘ Hand in Hand’.

Best wishes,
Lisa

The artists in Grade 3 (9-10 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists in Class 4 (8-9 years old) at Sneinton C of E St Stephens Primary School in Nottingham, England Both groups are aged 8-9 years old.

"My friends are trading together"

2017, 5 years old, 6 years old, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
IMG_3323.JPG

What a day it was with The Explorers! When I told them that the idea today was to come up with a unanimous title for our collective book and to weave using recycled materials, everybody was so open minded to try new art techniques and to work together!  As always, I am deeply impressed with these young artists with how respectful and imaginative they are!

So how are ALL of us going to come up with one title when we ALL have such amazing ideas?  The Explorers came up with excellent suggestions such as, 1. to mix the ideas together, 2. we can vote, 3. we can take turns.  Being the kind and diplomatic group, The Explorers combined these methods and off we went with spouting out title ideas!

The top three titles were:
- Together my friend trading
- My friends are trading together
- Friends trading places

And the winner is, "My friends are trading together"!  This title really encapsulates Dear You art project and the process of exchange. Amazing how these 5 year old artists understand so clearly the heart of friendship, sharing, and creativity!

This was the first time The Explorers tried weaving and they all did a fantastic job as they took their time, asked for help when needed, and persevered when faced with a challenge.  Everybody could choose what they would like their base or loom to be.  They then played with colors, patterns, and happy coincidences that arose when weaving images together.

We hope our friends in China like our artwork!

With love,
Arlene & The Explorers

The Explorers, 5-6 year olds, from International School of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland are making and sharing with the artists aged 6 years old at Shenzhen Primary School in Shenzhen, China.

"Differences and Similarities"

13 year olds, 2017, 7th Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
DSC_0003 (1).JPG

With open minds and ears, 7C came to art class full of energy! In this session we made book covers for our joint project with our new friends in China. We decided to use recycled paper not only to be ecological and creative, but also, this way one can extrapolate so much information about the local environment in Finland just from the words and pictures found on the paper.

The first challenge was coming up with a unanimous title for the book!  Everybody was so gracious and diplomatic that it went smoothly, but we did go through quite many processes to get there. First we got into small groups to brainstorm and come up with some ideas. Then every group wrote their favorite idea on the board. They were:

- The wisdom of art
- The book of art
- Dear You
- Art book / Taidekirja / 藝術書
- The story of difference and similarity
- FinChi Konchita

We all voted and 'The story of difference and similarity' won! All was settled, until somebody spoke their mind and asked if we could shorten it. Good thing this person opened up because they made a very good point about why it should be modified. So then we all revoted and that's how the title 'Differences and Similarities' was born!

IMG_3361.JPG

The range of papers gave them so much to play with color, patterns, and storylines!

I think these woven pieces of art are beautiful and we hope you like them too!

With love,
Arlene, Saara, and the artists at 7C

The 13 year old artists at Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland are making and sharing art with the 13 year old artists from Shenzhen Middle School in Shenzhen, China.

In autumn 2017 Dear You project in Kontula is supported by the Museum of Impossible Forms.