Welcome back to Kids Get Arty – our bi-monthly challenge, where we pick and artist, discuss his work and then have a go at something inspired by that artist. This is the 4th challenge. And this time we decided to take a look at British artist, Andy Goldsworthy. Mainly because it is Autumn and I really wanted to make use of the oh so pretty Autumn colours of our leaves. There is an AMAZING read leafed tree at Red Ted’s school and there is a lovely little yellow leaf tree on our road.
The next Kids Get Arty challenge will be on 16th January 2012.
Check out our previous projects, as well as associated linky parties. See what we did, as well as all the other FABULOUS projects linked – you will find over a 100 ideas to keep you going.
Klimt, shapes, layering & potato printing
David Hockney, Photo Montage
Banksy, Street Art – Stencils and Spray Paint
Exploring Art: Andy Goldsworthy
“Broken Stones“, scratched with another pebble.
Red Ted loved the stick structure falling apart. Well, I don’t know about love, but it was fascinating. He also loved the creation of ice structures and should we have a cold winter, it is another thing that I would like to look at with him.
Our Kid’s Land Art
Then we grabbed our leaves and headed to our neighbour’s house (she has a nicer patio). And got creating. We cheated a little. I made some papier mache paste, to help stick the leaves down a little, as I knew with 3 children jumping about and a light wind, we may not get very far. We needed to slow the decaying and destruction process down.
I showed the children all the leaves. And asked them which colour we should start with.
They picked Red.
As per Andy Goldsworthy, I put down a circle of paste and the children started adding the red leaves.
Red Ted then wanted to add a yellow layer on the inside.
So we did.
Our neighbour’s boy found some purpley leaves in his garden and brought them over. We added them to the outside.
After MUCH debating.. we then all agreed on adding some green leaves in the middle (I wanted to keep it free, but Red Ted wanted to fill it up, so we did).
The kids LOVED it. My neighbour LOVED it. Her husband LOVED it. It was just so pretty!
So.. now it is your chance! We woould love to see what Great Artists you have been exploring with your kids and how you approached your arty projects! Come link up. Kids Get Arty is co-hosted by The Imagination Tree, Imagination Soup, Creative with Kids , Tinkerlab and Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.
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I hope you enjoy this week’s Kids Get Arty and that you are inspired to go off and Explore another Great Artists yourself Which one will it be?