|A clay plate decorated by a grade 7 student with a Trypillian design|
From Monday April 30 to Wednesday May 2, the students of IHMS participated in a Trypillian art activity facilitated by local artist Trisha Harvey.
|Local artist Mrs. Harvey worked with every grade in the school to produce colourful and beautifully designed Trypillian inspired artwork on either a clay plate or a clay tile|
IHMS students were introduced to a brief history of Trypillian civilization a few weeks ago during the school’s annual Ukrainian Week celebrations. Mr. Trochanowski, the school’s vice-principal, used an innovative computer program called “kahoot” to create an interactive quiz game for the students. The game, which was embedded in Mr. Trochanowski’s lively presentation, was interesting, fast paced, competative, and the students loved it!
|Examples of grade 7 clay plates with a Trypillian inspired design|
Mrs. Harvey expanded on Mr. Trochanowski’s historical sessions by introducing the students to Trypillian artwork. Students in higher grades were given an unglazed clay plate to decorate while younger students were given a clay tile to decorate. They used a paper template to copy a pre-made Trypillian design onto their plate or tile. Once the design was copied, students added symbols (if they wanted), and then painted and sealed their artwork.
|Grade 7’s Painting a Clay Plate|
|Grade 3’s Painting a Clay Tile|
The completed artwork was displayed in the front foyer of the school from May 7-9
|Trypillian Artwork on Display in the Front Foyer|