Saturday, May 7, 2011

Natural Art at Wellspring Community School

This week the E 2's (second through fourth grade) went to the meadow to make art using only materials and tools that they find in nature.  Their art  was inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy who is a british artist.  The children had access to a book of images of Goldsworthy's work to review before setting out on their own.

It was a beautiful warm day and everyone quickly became engaged in individual or team projects.  Rocks, petals, leaves, sticks and a stream were all components of their artwork.  The children chose this location since it was a "secret spot" they had visited over the years.

Due to the fragility and impermanence of these creations, the children took the above photos of their work.  Enjoy!