We liked when we did painting.
Our water turned different colours.
In The foreground we see Luke’s painting.
Lola by Lena “I learnt how to make pink”
Smyths (Toy Shop) by Ronan
No Idea by Matty
Living in a Palm Tree by Juno
“I used Blue and Yellow to make green”
Lving in The Trenches by Charlie
Holidays by Alice
Arriving at a restaurant by Holly
I by Leo
I am Arriving to Horse Riding by Zara
Dark Plane by Tristan
Pigs on a Pirate Ship by B.
Secret Hideout Treasure Colour Land by James GOB
Sweetie Land by Dylan
The Rainbow by Indy
Secret Hideout by James M
The Zip from Sidney
The Zipline by Lucy
I by Matt
Autumn Autumn Autumn by Sylvia
Spider by Annie
Colour Land by Luke R
Snow in The Horse by Mina
Back to the Past to the Dinosaur World by Peter (formerly known as Finn)
“I used grey and white to make Black”
Me and Dylan on a playdate by Maud
Friends Playdate (with Coconut Trees) by Anna
Untitled by Warren
When I went out on the Sea by Brandon
The children had already been told that we were going on a trip next week so they were full of questions about that. I told them that we were going to see an exhibition where Artists were asked to respond to a theme. We discussed what a theme was first (using Halloween and Christmas) and then wondered about the theme Arrival that the Artists responded to in this exhibition. It wasn’t the easiest word for us, we nearly got diverted into A Rival and A Rifle, and we took a brief detour into Driving. I suggested we write a poem instead, but this idea was shot down and we continued with our discussion until we came to an understanding. I love that for this age group Arrival is all about Zip lines, Pirate Ships and Toy shops. I invited them to make a painting themselves on the theme of Arrival which was greeted with enthusiasm. We gave them some “dreaming time, eyes closed, heads down on the desk to think about what they would choose to do while we gave out Palettes, organised tables etc. Then, just before they began, we paused again to remember some of what we learnt from our previous session. They remembered both about mixing colours and also about how they should try not to put paint on the floor or paint their hands.
I liked when we stuck the titles on our paintings
As the children finished each made up a title for their painting (although some chose to leave them Untitled). This will help us have our own online exhibition of their paintings. This is also a beginning of story making. When we discussed how next week they will have a chance to make some Art in response to the exhibition, they wanted to know if their work would then be shown in the Gallery. So we decided that if there’s time we will have an exhibition in the Project Room, photograph them to make an online exhibition and then they can also bring them home.
Before I left we looked at the Lexicon on Google Maps and imagined our journey along the route as if it was a story.
We looked at how to get to the Lexicon on the Computer website. We learned that there is different places in Dún Laoghaire.
We then collected some reflections on the session on the whiteboard which you see quoted here.
We finished by looking at a picture of the Lexicon online and looking at our journey on the map. Finger Puppet Mrs Heart / Ban Uí Chroí had been requested earlier, so she came out of my pocket for a quick Hello and was given permission to accompany us next week.
The school supplied:
30 plastic trays / palettes (Recreate)
1-20 water containers,
Large and small brushes
Red, blue, yellow primary colours, white and black
30 A3 cartridge papers
Small pieces of paper for titles
Newspaper, folded sheets for under water / paint trays
A Puppet who loves colour in case we need her, and Mrs Heart.