Andy Goldsworthy is a British Sculptor who has become know for making art from things he finds in the landscape. Sometimes he creates the artwork in the landscape itself (he calls this “land art”), but in this video he shares how he takes ice and rocks from the landscape and lets it make a “drawing” as it thaws in his studio.
The video is suitable for children, however depending upon the abilities/experience of the children in your class you may wish to watch the video yourself, then turn the sound down as you play it to the children, using your own voice to help share what the artist is doing.
TateShots: Andy Goldsworthy, Studio Visit
Questions to Ask Children
Andy Goldsworthy says: “Art has this amazing ability to show you what’s there.”
What do you think he means by that?
Do you like the artwork in the video more because you can see how it has been made?
How much control does Andy have over the artwork he makes? Does he want more control?