In the last few weeks we have been working with Stefan Murray from Activity Sheffield on a Walking Art project aimed at encouraging children to walk more. Four participating schools went on an Autumnal walk with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, before working with us to create some lasting art memories. We developed a postcard for the children to take on their walk prompting them to look up, look around, listen to their surroundings and think about how walking made them feel. In a workshop session each child drew around their feet to create footprints that they collaged to reflect their walk experience, using wallpaper, maps, printing letters, sequins and other collage materials.
The resulting footprints have made fantastic and inspiring displays such as the one below at Sacred Heart School.
Last week we were involved in an exciting event at the Millennium Galleries run by SNAP. 80 teachers and creative practitioners met for an afternoon of sharing and networking. Charlie and I ran a 20 minute workshop on robotic fingers and cardboard creations designed to provide teachers with an imaginative starter activity. See below for some photos of the marvellous creations constructed in about 10 minutes using cereal boxes and scissors!