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Dot Day: TIS Goes Dotty Again!

Tinamarie Cook, Elementary Art Teacher, Tashkent International School, Uzbekistan

September 15, 2016 was the bright and fun International Dot Day, where everyone was encouraged to take part in the Dottiness! Kids and teachers came dressed in the dottiest clothes they could find in their wardrobe. As children came into the campus, they stopped by a table with colorful paint for their faces and arms. It was a great success!

We celebrated this day for the second time at TIS by having students come in wearing dotty clothes, which were presented in an Assembly on Creativity. Inspired by the book “The Dot,” kids were encouraged throughout the day to be creative in all classes. In art class, of course, we focused on different ways artists use dots. Impressionists are painters who used dots in much of their art and invented the term “Pointillism.” Kids had a go with this style in 2nd grade and in 3rd grade with markers. 1st and 2nd graders also made Spirit owls with Dotty design out of different types of clay.

On Friday we continued to be inspired by Dot Day as the fifth graders studied artists from the Impressionist period and made some paintings. During recess, kids were actively making fun dot paintings as a community of creative thinkers. Four large canvasses, a picnic table, and a bench are now decorated and can be found around the campus.

You can see a glimpse in these photos of the fun we all had. Thanks to everyone who helped on this day!

Published in ISS NewsLinks: Volume XXXII Number 1

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