Sunday, 16 October 2011

Human Painting Project

For 2 weeks this term, the children embarked on a project called "The Human Painting' Here's a concept image I made to explain the idea to the kids:

The way it worked is that the children were each given a piece of calico to hang over themselves, kind of like a poncho. Then they chose some fabric samples they liked from a huge bag of fabrics. They cut out the samples into squares and circles and laid them onto their costumes to form abstract designs.

The children had to decide who they would be positioned next to in the final artwork. To keep continuity each child make sure their costume featured the same fabric on theirs, as their neighbours.

They took great care in pinning the fabric together. A couple of the children even got into some sewing. It was a joy to see the concentration on their faces!

After each costume was complete, a few of the children laid out the remaining pieces of fabric on the lawn, everyone got in their positions and I climbed on the climbing frame to get the final picture from above:

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