Sabrina Smith-Noble began the day by encouraging children to warm up their minds and bodies. Children drew on each others back, then transferred the drawing onto paper, using their senses to interpret the marks on their back.
We then worked as a large group on an activity that stretched our lateral thinking and ability to make connections between random images. Abigail gave children a stack of images and a choice of 2 words. The challenge was to find 6 images that could be connected by these words.
The 6 images were arranged on a large strip of paper for all to see. It was interesting to see how the children’s brains worked in different ways to interpret the task. We then split into 2 groups to work on a Christmas inspired activity, using old Christmas cards to make a more substantial piece of work.
Some more warm up activities got us thinking about how to use found images to make new work, and interesting connections.
The younger children used old christmas napkins and interpreted colours and shapes to extend the picture into something new.
Younger children experimented with paint techniques to create a background.
Then layered cut up christmas cards and other materials.
In a final splurge of creative chaos we worked together once more to make tiny puppets, morphed from pictures of creatures cut from animal encyclopedias and magazines.
We used double sided tape, cardboard strips and thin wire to make them into little puppets that could be move about and placed into scenes.