Over the last few weeks, the children have been exploring and using a range of materials to help them express themselves.

We have been talking about feelings and emotions, in an attempt to recognise and deal with big and small emotions. The children listened to many stories about feelings and have created their own books about them.

We used ‘loose parts’ to create different facial expressions we might use to show people how we feel.

Feelings with Loose Parts

Feelings with Loose Parts

It was time to explore different materials, this time the children used black-line marker to draw emotions. They looked at themselves using the iPad camera, making different facial expressions before choosing one to draw. The children drew a silly faces and happy faces.

The children have been developing a relationship with clay through their work in the Atelier. They used clay to recreate some of these emotions. They selected and used tools and materials, following different procedures for specific purposes.

Through these experiences, the children had opportunities to:

  • engage with, and enjoy a variety of visual arts experiences
  • select tools, materials and processes for specific purposes
  • use their imagination and experiences to inform their art making
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