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Activity Teacher Notes 2.12

2.12 Art from Nature

Levels: LP, P, S, SS
Focus curriculum areas: Arts
Key concepts: Research, atlas use, creativity, patterns

Understanding goals

Students will exercise their creativity and sense of design with natural objects.

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The following project requires natural non-living objects. Either bring them into the classroom or do this in a bush, playground or natural setting.

An example of Tim Pugh's work at Lake St Clair NP

1. Create an symbolic design (a mandala or envirosculpture) using natural (not living) objects. Work in small groups, make a plan and then implement your ideas. You may like to try using repeated patterns and colours. Take a photo of your work.

2. Create a design which shows a gradation in colour or texture.

For some inspiration, view: Web search for Andy Goldworthy's Images

Tim Pugh