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Los Encinos School: Our Humanities

Los Encinos School: Our Humanities

ART. LIBRARY. SCIENCE. MUSIC. HEALTH. THEATRE.

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RAW MATERIALS ART SHOW

RAW MATERIALS ART SHOW

RAW MATERIALS Art is born of the observation and investigation of the natural world. -Goethe Both art and science attempt to understand and describe our world. This year’s art show, Raw Materials, focuses on materials as utilized through art, geology, landscape, and environment. These natural […]

NATURAL FORMS

NATURAL FORMS

Kindergarten sun prints, tree collages, and cellular impressions explore natural forms.  

MYTHICAL CREATURES

MYTHICAL CREATURES

MYTHICAL CREATURES. SIXTH GRADE Designed, drawn, sculpted, and formed with the natural world in mind, each of these beasts possesses an attribute that controls a natural element.

PATTERNS + PALETTES

PATTERNS + PALETTES

Second Grade studies African mud cloth and textile pattern. We translate bright palettes onto palm fronds to make vivid masks.

BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE

BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE

BEAUTIFUL EVIDENCE: PHOTO TRANSFER ON CANVAS AND WOOD (hand-colored) Fourth and Fifth Grade students describe a single natural object through still life photography using various perspectives. Areas of interest were explored and transformed through a photo transfer process and the application of watercolor.  

LA RIVER PAINTINGS

LA RIVER PAINTINGS

Third Grade creates Los Angeles River inspired paintings with imagined revitalization of local ecosystems.

NATIVE GARDEN

NATIVE GARDEN

The native garden is adorned with sixth grade ceramic vessels exploring texture and glaze. They catch water as the garden is fed and save it for our bird inhabitants.      

FOLDS + FORMS

FOLDS + FORMS

These clay forms, inspired by the natural world, take a scientific approach as we explore how ceramics depend on different combinations of minerals to make various clay bodies and glaze formulas.                

AMINALS IN PERIL

AMINALS IN PERIL

ANIMALS IN PERIL : ENDANGERED ANIMAL MASKS First and Second Grade explore the impact of changing ecosystems on animal life. We selected species from around the world who are threatened by our quickly changing environments. Beginning with drawing studies of our animals faces we looked […]

GREEK MASKS

GREEK MASKS

Sixth Grade studies the mythology of Ancient Greece. Using plaster casting techniques we model the faces of the god and goddesses and show connections between the natural world and this fantastic pantheon.    


THE NOISES WE CAN BUILD

THE NOISES WE CAN BUILD

These soft hollow clay constructions will one day be fired into hand held noise shakers. We try to imagine how our soft clay beads will one day ping off the insides of the dry fired clay. Shells, rocks, animals and fossils inspire us! These natural organic objects inform our designs as we play with the relationship of sound and construction, experimenting with the size relationships between beads and shape. Covering the little balls in powder will keep them from sticking to the insides of our forms so that they can roll and knock to our beats later on.