A day of making for the installation. Year 5 and 6 closely observe images of moths and create print blocks using foam sheets on cardboard plates. These are inked up, chincolle added for colour and then passed through the etching press that is visiting the school for the day. The children produce beautifully cut and intricate designs for their moths which are then cut out and installed in old picture frames. Continue reading
Back to art club after the clock change, by the end of these four weeks we’d be starting the sessions at dusk, a perfect time to think about light and dark. Continue reading
Storm Doris left us with a trail of winter twigs with early buds strewn across roads and gardens and plenty of ideas and materials for this terms art club. Continue reading
First of six art sessions with families in Nowton Park, exploring and engaging with a woodland copse through art making. Continue reading
Second group embarking on the soil project (see previous post). I was interested to see some 3 d drawing of the soil sample. Continue reading
We started out by examining a large clod of soil under magnifying lenses and making detailed pencil drawings imagining we were soil scientists making an investigation. This activity proved to be quite captivating with many discoveries in the soil such as small insects and tiny shiny particles.
Today I put on the gardening gloves and turned over every flower pot in my garden looking for snails. Where are they when you need them? I eventually located six lucky ones who would be the inspiration for our artistic inquiry this term.
I’ve decided to explore how to build new knowledge through inquiry based learning and in particular through material investigation.
We started the session by making a shared drawing and writing about what we already knew about snails. Interestingly a discussion on slowness resulted in lots of turbo charged snails being drawn.