This Wednesday, we learned about English sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy. Did you know that instead of using a paintbrush and canvas, Goldsworthy uses things from nature and his bare hands to create his art? He makes beautiful site-specific sculptures using rocks, beautiful fall leaves, flowers, twigs and more to build his creations.
Goldsworthy uses elements of repetition and balance to create his sculptures. We decided to start our morning with a nature hike and create our own Goldsworthy-esque sculptures outside.
The children were eager to create their own sculptures on the benches in the outdoor amphitheater.
Here are a few of the final sculptures!
We decided it was time to hike back inside to get ready for snack.
Today we used our blueberries, strawberries, banana slices and pretzels to create more Goldsworthy inspired creations before eating them.
Then we headed outside for some garden time before coming in to do our art project.
For our take home art project, we made our own creations using pasta and beans demonstrating Goldsworthy's elements of resourcefulness, pattern and design.
And then, of course, it was time to head outside once more for water play!
A great time was had by all and we'll see you next Wednesday for our last Wonderful Wednesday of the summer!
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