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

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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.

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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.

Dot

Some time ago I visited the Design Museum in London, it was inspirational.

I was fascinated by this animation and I returned home to experiment with my camera and the macro options. Have a browse through the flicker album, link via image.

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I painstakingly removed the individual parts by tweezer.

I laid them out separately and in groups in a bid to count the total number of parts.

I photographed the process to produce a set of images to stimulate mathematical discussions.

I hasten to add that I lost patience, perseverance and count!!

However  this idea has continued to develop over the years.

Let’s start building

Time to share some creativity.

I was gathering images of flora and fauna to create dragon parts with when I visited the orchard at Fraser Castle. I was amazed by the ‘apple skin shells’ strewn across the grass. The flesh, I think, had been demolished by wasps. The apple skin left quite skeletal like. I thought that was quite clever but obviously infuriating for the gardeners.

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