Dear You Art Project

Mail Art + Pen Friends = Dear You Art Project

China

One idea leads to another

2018, 2nd Grade, 8 years olds, 9 years old, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
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As the students in Taizhou listened to their friend's soundscapes their ideas started to grow. Here you can see how each mind map is unique and how we all interpret sounds, images, and emotions in different ways. Loving the translation process in these artworks!

Teachers Miss Wu Juehua and Lisa did an amazing job encouraging their students to be as creative, open, and experimental as they can be. Thank you!

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.

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

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!

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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!

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.

Weaving their way to friendship

2017, 7th Grade, China, Dear You Art Workshops, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
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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
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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.

Expressing ourselves with carbon transfers

2017, 1st Grade, 6 years old, China, FinlandArlene TuckerComment
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Teacher Tian Tian and her young artists in China have been busy making art!  They were experimenting with the carbon transfer technique and then used marker to add color to their self-portraits.

Their friends in Finland cannot wait to meet them!

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

Our first mail art exchange!

2017, 10 years old, 3rd Grade, 9 years old, China, United KingdomArlene Tucker1 Comment
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Hey! Dear You!

We are from Taizhou Phoenix Primary School of Jiangsu, China. We are the children of Class 3 Grade 3 who are aged from 9 to 10. We just start to learn English recently, so we can not write well in English. But we can express ourselves by drawing or doing art works. You can guess how I look like and how I feel by our pictures.

On Sept. 26, the art teacher Miss Liu Chunjuan took us to the art room. Firstly, She drew a big body on the blackboard and let us discuss what makes humans unique to each other. For example, the DNA, the fingerprints, personalities etc. The children shared ideas and wrote many key words on it. Secondly, she asked us to draw a self-portrait . We took many pictures about them. Thirdly, Miss Liu showed us how to cover the parer with graphite, and we tried. Wow! The paper turned dark soon and so did our hands. Everybody was happy! Then, we took another different colour of paper to make a transfer drawing. Some of the kids used fingers , some used feet, some used hands, some used arms. All of us laughed happily. At last, we wrote ours name on them to let foreign friends know who I am.

Children’s comments :
1. I won’t forget this drawing lesson one hundred years later.
2. It is the first time for me to make pictures with fingers. That looks great!
3. I want to try again to make it more clearly.
4. I know that everybody is unique .

Teachers reflection:
1. The children enjoyed the process of doing the art work. They are eager to be my little teacher to help classmates to finish. They become more helpful.
2. The open question ‘what is unique?’ expand the children’s thinking . Everybody learns to share.
3. We are eager to see the art works from the UK. Exchanging ideas makes human get close.

Thank Dear You for linking us together!

Sincerely,
Miss Liu Chunjuan

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.