Community Building Circle Painting

Our first project for the the 2014-15 school year will be community based project involving the entire school. Every class is invited to the art studio for a 10-15 minute silent painting sessions to create banners filled with color and circles...Welcome to your First Art Adventure of the New School Year Circle Painting 

* " Hiep Nguyen created the first Circle Painting when he returned to his native country Vietnam in 1999. Driven by his desire to connect with neighborhood children in the mountain town of Dalat,Hiep invited them to paint circles with him in his studio. To his surprise, the children kept coming back for more,sometimes even with their friends and families. This experience inspired Hiep to continue exploring the circle theme as a way to create and connect with others.

 Circle Painting’s first breakthrough took place in 2007 when Hiep was invited by the Southeast Asian Leadership Network, a service learning organization from Stanford university, to train 100 youth leaders and to help integrating art into their community service projects."


This project introduces vocabulary such as community, mural, concentric and balance, builds on curricular themes of Unity and connects to the work of numerous art masters such as Kandinsky and Hundertwasser.

I am so excited to see how this turns out...Let the Grand Art Adventure Begin!