Archives for December 2018
It was still nicer and warmer outside when we did this workshop. Beautiful autumn offers so many opportunities to use lovely natural materials. A little walk outside that do us all good and a bit of exploration which we all have in blood…
First we read a sweet book The little gardener then children were offered to create a garden of their own. They all brought in treasures they have found and picked on their walks with parents and enjoyed their personal little creations.
I had no idea children will enjoy this activity so much. It is a very easy one to understand but since everything is so small and rounded and quickly also very sticky, it is not that easy to make.
They did love it though and they would probably make just as many as they did if they only had time. Parents told me they also played with them nicely at home. Great old school stuff!
We spoke about Mark Rothko a little bit but more than that the children were into mixing colours and trying how they match together and what sort of impression do the combinations provoke. Is it OOO, is it AAA, is it UAAA or YOOHOOO or maybe a MMMMMM… and what do all those interjections mean. It was a lovely art project.