Japanese symbolism in design with fan making
It was great last week having the opportunity to work with a small group of children on Japanese culture again, this time at the lovely Pound Arts Centre in Corsham. We covered a lot of ground including facts about Japan, some basic language and greetings, looking at artifacts and their uses, trying on traditional clothes, learning about symbolism in design and making fans inspired by the symbolism. The girls learnt about fans and how they are used in dancing, they were eager to have a go at a fan dance themselves and asked if they could perform in front of the mums and dads and people in the cafe, which is exactly what they did, they loved every minute of it!
They workshop was a great success, we could have carried on all day!
If you are interested in Japanese culture and want to find out more about the types of activities I can offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch on email@example.com or 07889119907 or look at the education and community page under Japan here.
Book making with years 3 & 4
I was really impressed by the engagement and enthusiasm by all involved in a recent book making workshop.
As the children were looking at the zodiac animals last week, we thought it would be fun to let them have free reign with their imagination to come up with a new animal to represent them, they then had a lot of fun turning this animal into a clay master piece!
Have spent today having fun with artist Bethan Sheff and two groups of children (years 5 & 6), experimenting with batik. The children produced some fab designs, which they are going to turn in to bags.
I am really looking forward to this term, I am working on some amazing projects. These include working on creative curriculum development with a primary school in Castle Bromwich, working on ‘China’ as the topic. We have got some exciting ideas for this project, so watch this space. I will also be working on a variety of projects in a high school in Rugby, including, designing and producing a school learning journal, working across the English and Art departments producing story books and working with Religious Studies to produce prayer books and possibly a prayer garden…..can’t wait!!!
I will post pictures as the projects unfold.