IPS Open House: ‘Walk Through Time’ Showcases Arts, Individuals & Societies Wed, May 30th

Event Details: Wed, May 30, 2018, 6:15 – 8 pm

Do you have a twin somewhere in art and history? What would it be like to walk through a gallery where the subject of the painting might appear and speak to you about their moment in time? If you could invent your own nation, what would you create? Island Pacific School’s annual ‘Walk Through Time’ Open House is happening at on Wednesday, May 30 and will showcase middle school education studies in the art, history and individuals and societies curiculums.

The Grade 8 cohort has begun work on the Twin Project where students find a painting that somewhat resembles them and research the artist, the subject and the time period of the painting. They use this knowledge to write a research-style essay for their Individuals and Societies course and paint a representation of the background of the painting they research in their Arts course.

In the next few weeks, the Grade 8 class will work on characterization in Arts leading towards: 1.) A photo shoot where they try to re-create the painting with them as the subject and, 2.) The walk through time presentation (open house) where the students physically act as a “living portrait” whilst guests interact with the work. Students will be in character as the subject of the painting and have a short speech ready to present to anyone who comes to view their work. Come and join us at our distinctly different middle school living art gallery where you, the audience, will get to learn about  and the characters in the paintings from the characters in the paintings!

Grade 6’s  are learning about different countries around the world in order to invent their own nation. Their presentations will explore their invented nations. Grade 7’s have been been extensively studying one Ancient Civilization. They will present their findings (in costume of course).