Let’s look at making art in nature with things we can find! So many artists have created art in our natural world and this is a great exploration to do with your students, especially if you want to get them outdoors, creating! As well, this makes a perfect Distance Learning art piece that they can do at home!
First, take your kids outside and give them guidelines of where to go, what they can touch, and if they’re aloud to pick nature or just take things that have already fallen.
Next, have students collect a variety of things! I like to have them use a plastic bag to put their treasures in.
Find a place to make.
Next, they need to find a place to create. Where will they create their artwork?
It is time to assemble! Encourage them to play and experiment with arranging the elements they have found. Sometimes, play brings out vision and creativity! Let the ideas come naturally!
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Get them to take a picture of their work with something such as a tablet! They can send you the pic and you can always assemble a slide show or print them off to make a gallery wall display of what they created! This is also a helpful step for distance learning!
With your class, do a gallery walk of all the different art pieces, stopping at each one as a group. Ask them what they like, and what they think when they look at the artwork. What do they look at first? How do they “enter” the artwork? What stands out to them? What do they think it is? What do they think it means?
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