This week we have been getting all outdoor arty which has been tremendous fun in the Autumn sun 🙂
Ha, ha! Poets and we didn’t know it…
Anyway, back to the art…Autumn is a fantastic time of year for foraged findings artwork. There is so much available on the ground to collect, dry and play with. You can just imagine what our houses look like with drying trays and varying receptacles everywhere containing said finds in their various states. I’m not sure how our families put up with us lol!
However, our particularly fantastic collection of natural treasure has inspired us this week to have a bash at some truly Andy Goldsworthy quality mmm maybe slightly ambitious there but…yeah damn good quality nature bug art:
Moreover, we’ve also had:
- a Picasso corner with mud and leaf paint which also doubled as a really cute peepo wall for our little painters
- gross motor natural art construction with drift wood and fir fronds, pine cones and hazel wands
- a weaving stump
- pincer grip practice with charcoal – fresh from last week’s fire – drawing and leaf printing
- and an interesting new experiment with Laural leaf embossing…I know, give me an oooooo. And who doesn’t need to wield a rolling pin every now and then. We loved the way the pattern deepens over time and forms a red tint against the green leaf – an unexpected but delightful outcome. We will have to test out some other leaves too
It has been so cool seeing everyone’s unique creations and very absorbed concentration in their endeavours. Our toddlers and accompanying families always give it all their all and we were certainly not disappointed this week. Well done everyone!