This quarter we are learning about arts from around the world. We will travel around the world to discover unique art styles, color, and culture. We will learn an array of art styles, from simple Chinese watercolors to dense aborigine and tribal prints. Art around the world is richly tied to culture. African masks uses symbols to communicate with their ancestors, Australians use dots to depict their native wild life, Chinese paintings reflects a zen balanced life style. Both Eastern European and South America arts use lots of colors. European art is more serious and wishes to capture realism. North American native art uses lots of symbols. Learning various art styles enables our students to understand the strong tie between one’s personal identity with their art. Art is a creative tool in expressing who we are.