Art Like Andy: Drawing Inspiration from the Art of Others

Today the children were shown particular photos in a book of works by natural artist Andy Goldsworthy. In response to this, a provocation was set up to allow the children the chance to create their interpretations of what they saw. What was really interesting is that while they worked diligently as artists, the conversations went in a completely different, off-topic direction. We may have pinpointed a new interest unexpectedly, and through mediums you may not have thought you could have used for this purpose! Learning is infinite and we will continue to take every opportunity to learn about our children while we work alongside them!!!

 

*Ryan starts us off by making a connection to his artwork.*

 

Ryan: Look Mr. Bryan, I’m painting this like a cheetah ran through it!

Samari: Cheetahs are really fast. They can run in the dark.

Ryan: I know why. They kill stuff so they can get beef and food.

Skyla: Horses are fast too!

Samari: I painted like a gorilla ran through going fast!

 

Angel: Blue. I painted blue like blue (points outside toward the sky). See… blue!

I LOVE THAT YOUR BLUE WENT INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROCKS JUST LIKE THE PICTURES IN OUR BOOK!

Angel: Thank you!

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