In order to get us inspired for our new unit exploring the idea of Natural Forms, I challenged Grade 8 artists to go out into our area of Shekou and take photos of nature. But not just any nature – I wanted close ups. I wanted to see texture and pattern. And Grade 8 did not disappoint. I was so impressed with their photos, I used them to create another of our bulletin board collages.
Then, grade 8 artists, were encouraged to use ideas for their photographs and come up with a line design that suggested nature. Something that if we looked at it – we may not be sure if its a tree or a leaf or a flower – or an abstract design – but we can be sure that it is nature-based. Huh. Did you understand what I wanted? It doesn’t matter, my grade 8 awesome artists did!
Check out the grade 8 artists creating their designs.. and moving to the next step… outlining their design with yarn: