We started with Rock Art (post coming soon), then moved to Nature Art (this post) and finished with Recycled Art (post coming soon). Sometimes the themes ran into each other (you will see some rock art featured in the nature art and we used recycled frame backings in rock art and nature art).
|This one captures the whole three (recycled frame backing, rock art owl and nature art)|
One of the wonderful things about doing nature art is the collecting of the nature items for the artwork. Its a fun activity itself and my own children and I had a lovely time going down to our local beach and park to collect as much as we could from around us.
What you need:
- Natural Materials (shells, stones, bark, seed pods, seeds, flowers, leaves, gum nuts, acorns, autumn leaves, berries, feathers, sticks, sea sponge, sea glass, clay etc)
- Glue (white school glue) or Glue Gun
- Paint (optional)
- Paper (optional)
- Lay out all materials for children to choose from (or send them off to find their own - I would do this if we were holding the lesson in a park)
- I didn't give much direction, I just let them use their imaginations
- I hot glued items where necessary
- I provided paint, brushes and paper if they wished to paint
And here are some of the wonderful artworks produced. Well done to all the children in my classes - I love how creative they were! Congratulations again to Immy. I would also like to congratulate my daughter Poppy, who being the teachers daughter doesn't get to be the winner (I also judged the school comp so she couldn't win that either) yet I know she worked extremely hard on her piece and she should be proud of what she achieved (it was all her work not mine at all)!
|Immy's winning Fairy and Frame with ladybird|