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Pathway for Years 1 & 2
Making, Drawing, Sketchbooks
That artists use their creativity to look at the world in new ways, and use their hands to transform materials into new things.
That making art can be playful and fun. That we can create things for other people to enjoy/use.
That we can use our imagination to help us shape the world.
In this pathway children are enabled to use their imagination and transform a familiar object (a stick) into new forms.
The pathway begins with a simple sculptural warm-up which encourages children to think creatively and laterally about how they can use materials to create a small sculpture.
Depending upon project choice, children then go on to make stick people inspired by Guatemalan Worry Dolls, make a treehouse, or make a mask.
Sketchbooks are used throughout to help children brainstorm, record and reflect.
Twigs, Construction Materials, Paper, Wool, Drawing Materials
Artists: Chris Kenny
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English: Link to Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man.
PSHE: Collaboration, Peer Discussion, Ethnic Identity.
I can take a familiar object like a stick, and use my imagination to think about what it might become.
I can use my sketchbook to generate ideas and to test ideas.
I can use a variety of materials to transform my object thinking about form and colour.
I can cut materials with simple tools and fasten materials together to construct my sculpture.
I can share my sketchbook and sculpture with the class and talk about how I made it and what I liked. I can listen to my classmates feedback about my work.
I can listen to my classmates talk about their own artwork and I can share my thoughts about their work.
I can take a photograph of my sculpture, thinking about focus.