Art In Nature
Making an artwork from nature involving and utilising various elements of nature (such as leaves, sticks, stones, bones, water etc) in a creative way. The resulting artwork makes a statement about nature and humanity’s relationship to nature, discussing various examples in history created from natural materials by man that are still visible today on the landscape. Children will produce a ‘stick art’ activity to take home.
Creating art, Developing empathy, Recognising art.
Working in small groups, Learning the core fundamentals of working together.
Independence through voicing ideas within the group.
National Curriculum Links:
On the spot poems about the artwork.
Learning about symmetry in nature and why it is there.
Studying the different earth and textures sound in the garden relating to the prevalent soils in Essex.
PSHE & Citizenship
Experiencing the positive effects of creating outdoor artworks. Looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy as a starting point for developing ideas for community/school art projects involving nature.
Art & Design
Creating artworks using natural materials.
Connecting with the outdoor environment, becoming accustomed to the outdoors in all weathers.
Learning through use of examples how the human race has used nature as a base for artworks throughout history.
We help children to:
- Learn from mistakes, bounce back and try again
- Try new things with a ‘can do’ attitude
- Believe that the harder they work, the better they will get at the things that they do
- Never give up!
- Love learning!
- Keep on trying when challenges occur
- Think their way through problems
- Ask questions and think about our world
- Make links and notice patterns in their experiences
Weaving, Twigs, Sticks, Leaf, Petals, colours, contrast, yarn, wool, stone, bone, composition, pattern, texture, symmetry
Activity Passport Links:
You can complete 4 achievments with this activity.