I am currently running a forest school art project at St Andrew’s primary school in Hitchin, as part of their enrichment programme. We use their beautiful school grounds and sometimes follow up the work in the classroom. Here are some photographs of Year 3’s work over the first half of the Spring term 2012:
Session 1: using materials found in a tunnel of trees, the children created pictures of imaginary or real creatures. They went on to make pictures of them from memory in the classroom.
Session 2: the children explored colours and textures by making patterns on circles of cardboard. They went on to create larger circles on the ground or around tree branches. (Used double sided tape on the card as it is really sticky and meant that the children did not have to work in a ‘gluing’ area but could work on the move if they wanted to.) Some of the children made patterns of concentric circles and others chose to make striped patterns on the circle, using one piece of sticky tape per stripe. Here are some photographs of some of the results:
Session 3: The children made wax rubbings of leaves and then cut them out and stuck them down to create pictures, using the crayons to continue their pictures: