It has been so long since my last post, time has flown by but I will try and keep up to date more with my blog :)
I have had a very inspiring year and very delighted to be studying at The University of Exeter in September to get my teaching qualification!! After working in a school this year, I have enjoyed it more and more and had great opportunities running art classes for the pupils.
These are a few photos from my art lesson for key stage two pupils.
I decided to try a new idea for an
Art lesson in Op Art using the book ‘Optic Nerve, Perceptual Art of the 1960s’
as a visual aid. This lesson gave the students the opportunity to explore
shape, pattern, line, form and shape.
We discussed the children’s understanding
of optical illusion, the movement of Op Art and Modernism and talked about
artists such as Bridget Riley. I asked if students could identify what they
could see in the images for example the illusion of movement, hidden images,
repetition of shapes, symmetry in patterns etc.
create a three dimensional cube using their own geometric Op Art designs. Each
student was given a cube net which they had to draw optical illusions on the
six sides of the cube. The children really enjoyed drawing their own designs and loved the effect the drawing had your on perception!
Children loved the lesson and had confidence in
creating their own designs. Pupils were able to identify the simple use of geometric
shapes and techniques and how these were used in patterns. Their designs were fantastic, well defiantly to using this lesson plan in the future. :)
I cant wait to start my course and create more creative lesson plans!
After finding some of my old college work I decided to get Crafty again with old techniques, I found some lovely felt pieces which inspired me to run a craft class at the school I work in....
The theme of the project was creative writing, Writing their own storys in 'Charlie and Lola' style, making the books, illustrating, and making their own covers. The children loved the creative aspect, It was a great way to develop their creativity and literacy skills.
These are some of the lovely felt pictures which I found on pinterest...