Colour wheel challenge

This was a warm up challenge.

“Take 10 minutes to create the colour wheel with found objects.”

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Nest Building

nests

After reading ‘The Magic Finger‘ there was a great deal of interest in nest building.

Trying to build a nest with a clothes peg or chopsticks is challenging!

These were created with recycled materials and some bark from peeling sticks.

Cling film, coated with PVA glue lined a disc cone and then strips were pressed across the surface. Each layer was painted with glue. Use sparingly!

Left to dry they peeled from the cling film relatively successfully.

inside nestgroup of nests

Tea Party Time

After studying different pottery designs I supported some young artists to create their own.

We collected a selection of leaves and flowers.

These were arranged in many different ways until the artists were satisfied with their design.

The natural design was printed.

Every step was photographed and different stages in the process were printed.

The prints became teacups with the help of the wonderful Red Ted Art teacup printable.

These fabulous cups adorned a rather wonderful garden tea party.

John Byrne Drawing Competition 2018

pexels-photo-316465.jpegI am fortunate to have been asked to support some young people in entering this competition. I spent quite some time online trying to discover how others have tackled this creative challenge over the years so I thought I would share what we did – acrostically over a 5/6 week hour lesson period. (RR – Acrostic often helps me to pull my creative thoughts into order, often provides a hook, but best not to contrive)

B – Byrne – Biography

Y – You – Self portraits

R – Rene and Rousseau – How surreal!

N – Neurons, now think!

E – Evaluate and endeavour

A detailed overview is in the document below.

 

John Byrne Drawing Competition

John Byrne Drawing Competition 2018 Process Questions

We used the Expressive Arts Benchmarks and Aberdeenshire Expressive Arts Curriculum Framework to formulate learning intentions, success criteria and identify skills for the children to develop and explore.