After school art: found spaces and imaginary creatures

Carrying on with our exploration of the room this week I asked the children to find a place in the room that was interesting to them and possible overlooked by other people. They spent a time in that space making notes and thinking about an imaginary creature that might live in that environment.

I’d brought along card and textiles thinking the children might create textile collages but some of them surprised me by immediately using the materials in a 3D way. It would have been great to have had another hour working on this because by the end of the session the children’s imaginations were overflowing with ideas about what could live in the hidden spaces of the room and were quickly trying to make these while their parents waited.

We left the artwork in situ so that other users of the room could also be drawn to these spaces.

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