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Environmental Art  Art and Design  Autumn 1 2017

Year 5 have been investigating the work of Environmental Artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. We have discussed our personal opinions on this type of sculpture and how it is meant to be ephemeral (made to disappear or transform) or designed for a particular place and can't be moved. 

Having collected natural objects from the local environment (my apologies for any muddy shoes!) we set about designing and then creating our own sculptures on the lawned area at the front of school.   Environmental artists photograph their work to record it, so we took lots of photos on the Ipads. We then used these photos to create photo collages using the "Pic Collage" app. 

As usual, Year 5's creations were awe-inspiring and looked phenomenal! In the coming weeks, we plan on reviewing our sculptures as time passes, seeing how the elements and animals have changed our original designs.

Inspiration from Nature - the children's iPad photo collages of available resources

Children's iPad photo collages to show the making process

Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures

Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 1
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 2
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 3
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 4
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 5
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 6
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 7
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 8
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 9
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 10
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 11
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 12
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 13
Year 5's finished Environmental Art Sculptures 14

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We took photos of our sculptures a week later, to see how they had been changed by the weather and animals. As you can see in the slideshow below, our sculptures are ephemeral, just like Andy Goldsworthy's! 

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