Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration: International Dot Day Events
Every September-ish, we celebrate International Dot Day. Since 2009, this creative festival has attracted more than 20 million people from more than 200 countries and regions. For the forth year in a row, Huitong School has participated in the celebration of International Dot Day. Of course, we did not miss it this year.
Starting from the end of September, our CAD teachers spent a whole month carrying out a series of thematic activities in different grades from ELC to elementary school. Currently, these works have been displayed in school decorating our daily life, and at the same time conveying to more people the encouragement of International Dot Day - Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration!
In addition to creative individual works, this year we can also enjoy many amazing artworks created together by the students. For example, G1 children have done their cooperative artwork - the long scrolls. They drew beautiful patterns on the long scroll through the dots, enjoy the fun of painting, and expressing the colorful world in their mind.
G3 had participated in a playful and creative action drawing experience. Children from different classes were divided into groups to set their creativity free by drawing on large dots. Since everyone in the group had to take turns to draw, this activities required the children to work together in a wonderful team spirit to accomplish their goal. Despite the ups and downs of the process, we saw the children really enjoyed working together to create the most beautiful large dot.
At the same time, the children's individual artwork showed their personality. G2 students were invited to create ink blots on a table size paper in their own way at first. Then, they picked the parts they most liked, circled the area with tools, and cut it out. Everyone was very enthusiastic in trying out various colors and patterns to find the dots they are satisfied with.
In Grade 4, the children were introduced to a special way of making art called Zentangle. This form of art creation helps people to relax and meditate while producing their artworks. They learned about patterns and how to create a series of 24 of them in small circles. Then, they painted their Zentangle artwork on a large-scale circle and learned to print them on a special custom T-shirts!
Now, some of the T-shirts and Zentangle created by G4 are on display on the first floor where everyone who passes by can enjoy the endless creativity of our students. Meanwhile, there are more amazing International Dot Day creations on display in our campus. Welcome to take a stroll around the campus at your leisure and experience the infinite imagination in a dot!
令人兴奋的是，由CAD老师们策划举办的一系列活动还收到了来自“国际圆点日”发起人之一Paul A. Reynolds的关注！他计划在一个圣地亚哥的大型教育会议演讲中提到这些来自荟同的活动；而关于我们的活动报道也已经被发布在“国际圆点日”脸书页面。来自组委会的认可对于我们的师生来说是一份非常棒的鼓励，期待未来更多人继续参与到这个创意十足的节日当中！
What's even more exciting is that the series of events organized by our CAD teachers has received the attention of Paul A. Reynolds, one of the founders of International Dot Day! He plans to present some of our events at at a very large educational conference in San Diego; and the article about our activities has been posted on their social media channels. The recognition from the International Dot Day committee is a great encouragement to our students and teachers, and we look forward to seeing more people involved in this creative festival in the future!
Paul A. Reynolds给CAD学科主任Alessandro Antonicelli的回信。Letter from Mr. Paul A. Reynolds to our Head of Creative Arts and Design Mr.Alessandro Antonicelli.