St. Brigid’s GNS, Cabinteely

Session 4:

Written by Ms McFeely’s 3rd Class

It was Friday 18th January and we were feeling excited because Tunde was coming in again. We really enjoyed learning all about Land Art artists and doing our own Land Art with her before.

The first thing we did after Tunde arrived was look at a slideshow. The slideshow included pictures of Land Art and our own artwork. We discussed and revised what we had achieved so far.

After the slideshow we discussed our theme of ‘Place and Space’. Tunde asked us to think of the biggest places we knew existed. Beth Said Russia was the biggest country she knew, Sarah said Dundrum was pretty big, Molly suggested that the sky could be the biggest, Sophie mentioned the sun, Ava K thought of Ireland, Laoise said the Earth, Ava D said the sea, Aliya said Big Ben and Lilly thought China was very big. Then Lily mentioned ‘Space’, Aoibhinn said ‘the Milkyway’ and Kasia suggested ‘the Universe’. We all agreed that ‘space’ or ‘the universe’ must be the biggest places they could imagine. With that in mind we moved on to some artwork.

We created pictures of ‘The Universe’ using chalk pastels on black paper. Tunde told us to think of ‘the universe’ and draw what we pictured in our heads. Some of us drew planets, rockets, the sun, stars, astronauts, shooting stars, black holes and Earth. Some of us drew things that we didn’t have a name for and that we couldn’t explain. Our teacher and Tunde told us that there was no right or wrong way to draw it. Some of us drew the Solar System we know about, some made up their own planets. Some kept the backgrounds black but others chose colours that they imagined space to be like. Everyone’s artwork was unique. We realised that showing how big the Universe was was a very difficult task. Even if we joined them altogether we thought it would only be about a 1/12 of the Universe.

“Space is thousands of times bigger than Earth” – Kasia

“You couldn’t explain how big it is because it goes on and on…” – Molly

“I can’t say it’s the biggest thing in the whole world because it’s bigger than that!” – Laoise

During session 4 we really got to use our imagination and it made us think ‘BIG!’. We cannot wait for Tunde to come back next Friday.

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