Fantastic Creatures

The Junior Unit is deep into its year-long study of ancient China. In art class, the students looked at the images of fantastic creatures – such as dragons, kylins, phoenixes, koi, and serpents – that are represented in the arts and architecture of China's past. 

Working from a two-dimensional sketch, each child constructed a three-dimensional creature of his or her own design. The creatures were made of recycled plastic and cardboard materials, covered with papier-mâché, and then painted and adorned with a variety of materials.

A sneak preview of some of these beautifully crafted creatures is available on the first floor of the Lombard Street building, but they will be officially exhibited and shared at the Junior Unit theme celebration later this winter.