“Within our topic of space, Year 5 students were asked to imagine what would happen if there was an alien invasion. The children imagined that they were aliens and used this perspective to produce abstract works of art using oil pastels.”
– BSB Art Subject Leader Kirsty McCarra
Chloe Huang, 9, UK
My picture represents a tour around the school from an alien’s perspective. I hope my drawing makes people feel bright and happy.
Lizzie Sutton, 9, New Zealand
I used a range of shapes with different outlines. I also did some over-lapping in my art to make it eye-catching.
Christine Wu, 9, Australia
My artwork represents what an alien would see if he were in a classroom. I included a pencil, clock, bookshelf, and other things from around the school.
Cristiano Grau, 9, Brazil
My work is supposed to inspire colorful ideas in people who don’t have inspiration. It also shows an alien’s point of view, which is an over-exaggerated human point of view.
Leroy Lai, 9, Canada
My abstract piece represents the alien’s view of the staffroom. I started by drawing the orange cup with a tiny handle and finished by coloring the many tiles.
Lilian Lian, 9, China
My art is meant to represent an alien at school. I have drawn a globe and a long pencil. I used different colors to make it stand out.
Annie Zhang, 9, US
My piece of art represents our school with bright colors to attract people’s attention. I used my finger to smudge some of the colors to make the effect better.
Lucy Kwon, 9 South Korea
My artwork represents an alien’s walk through our school. I made a bit of a zigzag so people would really have to look to see the familiar objects I drew.
Soyoon Kim, 9, South Korea
My piece of abstract art is drawn from an alien’s point of view. It contains lots of different shapes and contrasting colors which made it brighter.
Tashi Sutton, 10, New Zealand
My artwork shows how aliens might view things differently than people. I thought aliens might see things as wiggly, bigger, or smaller, and that objects might overlap.
This article originally appeared on page 44-45 of the beijingkids November 2015 issue. Click here to read the issue for free on Issuu.com. To find out how you can get your own copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.