If you’ve followed this blog recently you’ll know I’ve been working in schools running art workshops alongside my graphics and illustration work for sometime now and am now officially part of the collective, Classroom Creatives. The upshot of all this is really rather lovely in that I’ve started to get ’special requests’ such as the one I had a few weeks back from a lovely year 5 teacher who was planning her terms project work on the water cycle and was not surprisingly, feeling a little stumped, as to how she might create a river with the children. In 3D.
We planned a fantastic art workshop for her class and I spent two fun filled afternoons with her 30 very enthusiastic artists creating ‘Swans-Ville’ – a 3D landscape created out of recycled materials complete with a river of discarded water bottles filled with blue jelly, flowing down to the beach; a model town complete with hospital, church and pub and a plathora of countryside and river animals. The children then painted various backdrops with differing cloudscapes, and lo and behold, we had our very own enormous and rather wonderful, sculpted landscape ‘teaching aid’, whereby the children can now explain the water cycle most efficiently. Oh and they do – with proud grins on their faces to boot. Well done Swans Class. Good job :-)
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