Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Arts Camp

Well I am back teaching arts camp again and this is our first week. Today we went outside and did a lesson based on the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. If you have never seen his work look him up. He is marvelous. We watched some excerpts from a video showing him constructing some of his work and talking about it. Then we broke the kids into groups and each group was given a element of design to base their design on. This was space. We had a beautiful blue sky, not to hot day. It was perfect. Only a few bug bites and we all survived!

This is showing value. Shade of white from light to dark.

This is a little hard to see, but it is showing form. There is one main branch stuck into the ground with things added that hang from the branches. Several times the wind blew this down.