Inspiration for Creative Learning – Discussion and ideas around Formal Elements
This post continues the theme from Sue’s fifth blog using Formal Elements to produce cave paintings. It offers ideas for more in depth work that could be applied to a range of topics and links to other sources of inspiration.:
Inspiration for Creative Learning – Explorations in tissue transfer, ink drawing, wax resist and watercolour
This unit of work was based around the book cover of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ which the Y3 class were reading at Overfields. The cover picture of the edition they had was created by Andy Warhol and the sessions explored different techniques to create a similar feel. The children were then encouraged to use the technique they felt was best for their own book cover with some stunning results.
Inspiration for Creative Learning – Formal Elements
An exploration of formal elements from cave painting through depictions of the human form across history. This multilayered approach resulted in the children not just ‘doing cave paintings’ but developing a really deep understanding of how forms underlie basic technique. The examples are from work with a Y3 class:
Inspiration for Creative Learning – Victorian Toys
Using Papier Mache to create wonderful Victorian Toys. The Year 2 class at Overfields were taught how to create the models but also clothed them, gave them names and began to devise stories about them:
Inspiration for Creative Learning – Weaving the Weather
Taking a simple topic like ‘the weather’ and developing creative responses to learning really brightened up this topic for Discovery Academy. Their work also made for some fantastic displays around the school. Click on the picture to find out more:
This week’s blog explores how study of one artist can develop a greater understanding of one artist’s work can lead to outstanding personalised responses by the pupils. click on teh image below to find out more:
Inspiration for Creative Learning – Floating and Sinking
Using a theme from a curriculum subject and embedding the learning in an active and creative approach develops a deeper level of engagement and understanding for pupils. Click on the image to find out how one schools developed this on the theme of floating and sinking.