This was an afternoon session for year four pupils at Ridgefield Primary School, Cambridge, and part of AccessArt’s Brilliant Makers Club, a campaign supporting and championing making experiences in schools.
This session was aimed at children who love making, and was limited to eight pupils, to allow for a rich and rewarding experience, and plenty of time to play with materials.
We had an old copy of BBC’s ‘The Blue Planet’ (David Attenborough), with beautiful underwater photos to inspire the children in their making.
The challenge was to create an exuberant and exotic frame for a mirror with the theme of ‘under the ocean’.
Themes and discussions around transformation and up-cycling, were also an important part of this project and tied in with ocean awareness and the importance of disposal and re-cycling of plastics.
Materials (all materials had had a past life):
Cardboard, bubblewrap, old rope and string, garden wire, florists tissue, plastic bags, plastic packing binding, ‘foilgate’, egg cartons, football netting, hessian, corrugated packaging etc.
Masking tape, coloured tape, PVA glue (Berol).
Scolaquip acrylic paint.
Building up the Relief in Mixed Media
Finishing Touches with Scolaquip Acrylic Paint
Children were given a palette with cyan and process yellow acrylic paint to mix colours to add finishing touches to their work.
Many thanks for children at Ridgefield Primary School, Cambridge for sharing their ideas and creativity with AccessArt.
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