Draw, Paint, Build, Make: Gallery Project

By Paula Briggs

The resources below share the aims, processes and outcomes of a 4-hour long project working with 12 and 13 year old children in the AccessArt Art Lab.

The project begins with the children making a scale model of a house, which they then reappropriate the space and turn into a gallery. We then worked to create miniature works of art and curated individual exhibition spaces. Lastly children created a shared drawn backdrop and made individual trees to give the gallery a context.

The project involved developed many different skills, from technical measuring and cutting through to express charcoal drawing, with plenty of opportunities for reflection upon the way. It was also inspiring to see just how ambitious children can be and how much work can be created in just 4 x 1 hour sessions.

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