Kids' Own Virtually There Project

Kids' Own Virtually There Project

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Week Five: The Final Installation Creations

Week Five: The Final Installation Creations

We were so lucky that Anna wished to join us again for the final week of the project, her guidance and support was invaluable in that last session and the class were all so happy to see her and really reached out for her guidance […]

Week Three: Developing our individual objects

Week Three: Developing our individual objects

When recapping on the session with Anna we felt that the children had really learned a lot from week two but that we could develop it more. On week two the children knew that their creations would be dismantled at the end but this week […]

Week 2 Individual Objects

Week 2 Individual Objects

Following on from Anna’s visit on week one we developed from creating objects from mysterious materials to creating our own objects in a group.

The children were guided to remember that their object did not have to look like anything, in fact the more mysterious and obscure the better.

We sketched a plan for our objects into our artist journals and began to talk and think about the materials we would use. The children sought advice from Anna through Skype and all individually had the opportunity to talk her through their object, there were some glitches with the Skype call but we all had a really good session and took a lot away from it.

Teacher Blog 4

Teacher Blog 4

Our last virtual day with Lucy was spent on individual designs. Having worked in groups the children were excited to get busy and work on their own pieces. It gave the children a lovely mix throughout and allowed them to use all of the skills and imaginative ideas […]

Teacher Blog 3

Teacher Blog 3

  The question posed for this art lesson was ‘What if we were made from something else?’. Firstly the children were introduced to clothing and costumes made from unusual materials, a sleeve made from broccoli, a jumper made from nettles, a dress made from berries. We […]

Class Blog 3

Class Blog 3

 

Group 1
Group 1

 

We worked on designing clothes and used all sorts of materials for the first hour or so, and created our own weird and wonderful costumes. Lucy told us that we were doing everything in reverse order, and that firstly  we would make costumes and put them on someone,  secondly we would have someone lie down on top of a huge sheet of paper, trace around them and then stick materials to the sketch to make a costume. And finally, we sketched out how we visualised the costume. It was so much fun, and everyone loved using materials like cotton wool, tinfoil , cling-film and much, much more. All the costumes were completely original and imaginative, and made from all kinds of everyday materials. There were costumes made from tinfoil, plastic, cotton, mismatched fabrics, the kind of materials that nobody really notices. Lucy helped us to use our huge imaginations.

 

Costume Building
Costume Building

 

 

After Christmas we Skyped Lucy again. Our topic this time was costumes. It was fun dressing people up in lots of different materials.-  Rhys

We put Qintar on a large sheet of paper, we created a person out of materials with the body cut out. I enjoyed wrapping people in materials. – Ewelina

It was great fun designing the outfit for our body cut out and using all of the different materials particularly the fluffy fabric, I loved the feel of the fabric. – Tori

I liked wrapping people and when we were cutting out it was great to see what materials would work and look nice on our body cut out. – Lucy

 

Costume Building
Costume Building

 

We had so much fun at art last week wrapping people up, tracing around people to make them into something else. – Luke

I liked making clothes for people. We didn’t just use pencil and paper we were working using 3D. – Keela

Making clothes out of lots of different materials was great. I also loved working in groups to dress people up combining all of our different ideas. – Grace

We got to express any ideas we had in our minds and we worked in groups to put it on different people and then to put it on one large sheet sharing all of our ideas. We had to use our imagination for all of the art. – Seán

 

 

Body Cut Out
Body Cut Out

We got to make weird and wacky designs from our heads. It was great fun because there were no limits to what we could use or create. – Qintar

We learned that being different materials had benefits and flaws. Like if you’re wood, you would be flammable…if you were jelly, you’d fit in to any space and if you were fruit you wouldn’t last very long. We were using the topic ‘What if we were made from something else?’ to make our new costume designs. – Dennys

 

 

3D Costume Design
3D Costume Design

We got to make our own people out of different materials. It was fun to dress Caoimhe up in tinfoil and everybody was thinking of how to dress up another body part to suit our idea. – Shinia

I enjoyed getting to expressing our ideas together and dressing people up. – Aoife

Art was freedom to create and design what we wanted and we were thinking about what we would do if we were made from something else and how that would affect us. – Ryne

We used the cloud as our idean for dressing and creating our costume. We all joined in with the teamwork and it was great fun.- Alex

Class Blog 4

Class Blog 4

    For art we did lots of interesting pieces. Firstly we named a few objects, different things like a chair, pencil, bookcase and cardboard. We named a few animals as well, like a swan, a pig and a rabbit. Then we put all the objects and animals […]

Virtual Visit #2

Virtual Visit #2

Day 3 virtual visit #2 Our question for today was “What might materials do to us?” so we talked about how our bodies might behave if they were made completely or in part from different material. What if our limbs were made of wood? – […]

Class Blog 2

Class Blog 2

On Thursday 17th of November, artist Lucy Hill Skype called us. We were given materials of all sorts  drawn out of the hat.

Nest
Nest
Design, plan and draw ideas.
Design, plan and draw ideas.

 

First we tried to work with one other person to see what we could make with our objects.

 

We used different materials and drew them in different angles. Then we went in pairs.We took photographs of all the ways we could make something using our materials.

 

 

 

We used different material like cotton or plastic to make anything we wanted.We all had a partner.We put are material together and created 5 different things.We worked first in twos, then fours and then in a group of six. It was really exciting.

Plastic Heart
Plastic Heart

 

Lucy on Skype
Lucy on Skype

 

 

We kept taking pictures every time our group got bigger and there were more materials to include.

 

We showed our ideas to Lucy before going to take pictures and Miss. Broderick had set up a screen for our white background.

 

 

 

“After we our material work, we moved outside and were given loads of weird and wonderful materials. We could make anything we wanted, as long as we could incorporate it with the enviorment around us”. – Labhraidh

Outside was so much fun. It was really windy so we had to really think about where we could put all of the materials.

Fairy Fort
Fairy Fort

 

Costumes
Costumes

It was so nice to go outside for our art lesson.

Miss. Broderick took pictures so we saved our fairy fort in picture because there was no way it would have lasted outside.

 

Teacher Blog 2

Teacher Blog 2

Following our first successful visit from Lucy, we began our virtual artist day with some sketching and drawing. Each child was given an object to focus on and they had to draw it in different ways for 30 seconds, 1 minute etc. Some of the children […]