Monday 15 December 2014

Natural Art

In their art lessons the pupils have been looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. The materials used in Andy Goldsworthy's art often include brightly coloured flowers, icicles, leaves, mud, pinecones, snow, stone, twigs, and thorns.

"I think it's incredibly brave to be working with flowers and leaves and petals. But I have to: I can't edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole."

It was a great opportunity to make use of the extensive school grounds, trees and plants for materials. Some pupils went further afield to Central Park to collect what they needed for their designs. The end results were fantastic!

"The hard bit was finding just the right colours. Mrs Caccavale helped us identify colours in our draft and then we had to go out and find them. It would have been easy to find something green... but we wanted a specific shade. That meant we had to look carefully and take our time to get it just right! Emily Morton

We tried to do a large scale design, but it meant we had to collaborate effectively. For a start we had to agree on the colours that we would need and then decide who was going to collect which elements. Once we then had everything, we had to work together carefully to make sure the finished design looked like our plan. In the end we were very pleased with our large scale art! Jamari Cousins

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