As part of last week’s Art Week, (a series of Art Workshops I ran alongside my very talented colleague Kathy Mason – more to come on those soon), I took a class of 30 year 2 pupils for a digital photography experience. The children in this group are still very young and attention spans are relatively short so I planned for short bursts of fun activity with quick results.
I introduced the class to the work of Slinkachu – a favourite artist of mine who creates unlikely street scenes using tiny scale models. The children were enthralled from the very beginning and very enthusiastic. I’d ordered a selection of models more usually seen in architectural prototypes and armed with pockets full of these, we set out to change the school grounds into the land of the giants… The results were truly wonderful. Imagination is limitless when you are 7 and I spent the morning surrounded by that x 30. Pure delight all round.
Perhaps my favourite shots of the day were courtesy of Stanley, the best stomper in the class whose shadow I captured about to squish the teeny tiny people. Obviously a herd of such ‘monsters’ then ensued but this remained the most inspired shot of the morning.