Gosh, a moment of guilty blushing for the poor abandoned blog please! Shame!
The last month has been an extremely busy, and pleasurable one…filled with projects, exhibitions, computer-related stress, big news, exciting plans, more work, design and creativity conventions, other projects, strategic planning, more computer-related stressing, extra’s acting for a film…and finally, sunshine, picnics and chocolate flapjacks…yum!
Last week saw the completion of an art project run by my friend with the local grade school. The children started out by listening and moving to a piece of music, from there they created an imaginary world based on that music. Using all recycled and waste materials they built these worlds, created characters, and wrote down the story of the land and it’s inhabitants. There were two sessions of about thirty children, each divided into three groups, each group listening to a different piece of music…and only three weeks within to complete the project!
It was a mind-boggling three hours photographing, talking-to, and observing these mini-artists! Thirty children, doing three different projects, with four adults, one special needs assistant, one teacher, one photographer, three large scale installations, and a bucket load of enthusiasm is ALOT to fit into one room!!
These children are normally only assigned ONE HOUR of art, PER WEEK. That’s it. No wonder they went so do-lally!
They created wildly imaginative landscapes; filled with lonely telephone ladies looking for their soul-mates, snow that tasted of whatever you wished, kings that travelled by wind power (not exactly the eco-friendly version!) and monsters that protected the gate of their world by trapping their foes in fully functioning cardboard prisons!
Here are a few snippets of the project in action!
Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine our side of the world!
Slap that factor 50 on, and enjoy! ♥