Interpretation through Art, Winter 2021
The School Programme at Strawberry Fields High School is premised on the belief that there is an intimate relationship between interpreting art and making art. Through our art practice and literary evidence we explore possibilities for teaching interpretation through meaning making in visual arts .
We see before we speak” John Berger
The artwork of Contemporary Visual artists is as much defined by their ideas as by their medium . The debates around the value and character of interpretation are familiar to the language and practice of Contemporary Art as well as the disciplines of art history and art criticism, It's time we find its place in our school Art and Design Curriculum. Through artworks produced by the students we seek to view multiple interpretations and give meaning to image making through exploration, research and expression.
Articulate aims to provide teachers across disciplines as well as the students with an opportunity to develop confidence in working with art as a teaching and learning resource.
Aparneet Singh Mann (Art Educator)
Editorial team :
- English Educator and Content Editor: Malvika Singh
- Hindi Educator and Content Editor: Poonam Gangwal
- Punjabi Educator and Content Editor: Amina
- French Educator and Content Editor: Vibha Singh
- Art Educators and Art Inputs: Aparneet Mann and Sehar Mohan
- IT educator and Webpage design: Shalaka Maini
Editorial Team : Students
- Class 7: Harnoor Singh Dhaliwal, Heeya Bedi, Mihira Maini, Anoushka Bhatt
- Class 8: Harjaan Gill, Priyanjuli Goyal, Arnav Paul
“Middle school is kind of like Middle-earth. It’s a magical journey filled with elves, dwarves, hobbits, queens, kings, and a few corrupt wizards. Word to the wise: pick your travelling companions well. Ones with the courage and moral fiber to persevere. Ones who wield their lip gloss like magic wands when confronted with danger. This way, when you pass through the congested hallways rife with pernicious diversion, you achieve your desired destination—or at least your next class.” – Kimberly Dana
Welcome to the second edition of ARTICULATE - the middle school newsletter. As we move forth into the final term of this challenging year, it gives us immense satisfaction to see how our students have not only adapted to the ways remote learning but have also acquired new skills. They have coped well with the new learning system, discovered how to set their own schedule and work at their own pace while enjoying the comfort of being at home.
The extracurricular activities that the students missed sorely, were reinstated with the setting up of house and club teams. Cadence, our annual poetry recitation competition, was hosted online and eagerly attended by students and parents alike. The Inter-house Extempore Competition saw students thinking on the spot and confidently expressing their views on different topics. We shall soon be hosting the Inter-house Quiz Competition, the first selections for which have already been done. The Winter Music Hour, which had an active participation from the middle school, filled our hearts with festive cheer and was the perfect way to begin the winter break.
We all are enjoying our winter break these days, a time which all students, parents and teachers were looking forward to. The year 2020 has ended as one of the most unique and unprecedented in history, leaving many of us wondering, "What will come next? What can we anticipate ahead?". While it is difficult to predict what will come next, it is definitely time to let go of unnecessary stress and anxiety and instead redirect our energies into counting our blessings, and appreciating everything, big and small, that we are fortunate to have. It is time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family, cultivate an "attitude of gratitude" and to not take things for granted. It is also time to and review and reflect on the different ways by which we can express solidarity with the less fortunate. Let us also restore our faith in the Almighty, to help us navigate our way through a more hopeful, post-Covid world.
You can't use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have - Maya Angelou
Our students have once again invested their time and energy constructively into creating yet another set of beautiful artwork and thought-provoking articles for the second edition of "Articulate". So without further ado, click on the different links to reminisce about childhood, discover the beauty of nature, get spooked by looking at skull paintings, learn about famous artists and raise your awareness about the child labour issues.
Shalaka Maini (IT Educator)
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