6 year olds
20 x 5 & 6 year olds
Brief outline of Project
Anne Harrington Rees – Textile / basket weaver who specialises in environmental artworks works with the class to look at the local landscape through direct observation, maps and photographs. Using these stimuli with a variety of techniques learned over five weeks to create 2D images and a 3D model of the area. The techniques used were papier maché, felt making, weaving and wire modeling, as well as drawing and painting.
Numeracy & Literacy Skills
Developing mapping skills – Looking at aerial photos and Ordinance Survey maps. Noticing how places relate to each other.
Transferring 2D designs / plans to a 3D model
Measuring heights at which to cut materials to make models
Measuring and planning which feature should go where on the map
Using images of Enviromental Artist Andy Goldsworthy as a stimulous, – the children created design ideas by grading leaves and seed heads
Investigation of the colour in leaves found outside – grading the colours from green to yellow to orange to red to dark brown and then using these colours to paint pictures afterwards.