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Art help please

Discussion in 'Primary' started by warmandfuzzy, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. warmandfuzzy

    warmandfuzzy New commenter

    I love this piece of art-work from Pinterest, and I'd love to do a similar piece with my class of year 2/3 children. I am by no means an art expert, and I was looking for some ideas as to how to get the children to think carefully about the task. I was thinking that I might get them to think about there favourite place, and why (ie their house/love (hearts) in the original), and go from there...hearts for love, stars for thoughts, z for restful, .... Any ideas? http://pinterest.com/pin/1477812347659606/
     
  2. warmandfuzzy

    warmandfuzzy New commenter

    I love this piece of art-work from Pinterest, and I'd love to do a similar piece with my class of year 2/3 children. I am by no means an art expert, and I was looking for some ideas as to how to get the children to think carefully about the task. I was thinking that I might get them to think about there favourite place, and why (ie their house/love (hearts) in the original), and go from there...hearts for love, stars for thoughts, z for restful, .... Any ideas? http://pinterest.com/pin/1477812347659606/
     
  3. A great image to work from, I think the children will respond really well to it!
    As it is a collage I would use a similar technique with the children using, as you say, the title 'My favourite place' as a starting point. The children could create 2/3 pastel, paint, mixed media drawings in response to questions such as , 'If your favourite place was a colour, what colour would it be?', 'How does your favourite place make you feel?' etc.
    The children will paint/draw using their imagination in response to the questions. The paintings/drawings they create can then be cut up to create a collage image of their favourite place on a coloured background. They could also use images from magazines/catalogues to add to their collage (paint over the top for washed out effect). The result should be a very personal and imaginative response to a special place. Words could also be added to the collage for interest.
    I was an artist before I trained to be a teacher ....not sure if my suggestions are useful, hope they help a bit.
     

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