The children looked closely at minibeasts through magnifying glasses.
Collaborative Collage relating to Minibeast project.
Working with a professional artist to create a collaborative piece which will become a permanent display inside the school.
My prep work.
I painted lots of pieces of thin card both sides with acrylic paints and cut out hundreds of shapes. Minibeast bodies,heads, legs,antenea,wings etc.
In the classroom.
We looked at posters and pictures of various minibeasts
using magnifying glasses.
Each child was given
A beautiful piece of paper 100% recycled cotton rag 8” square. We briefly discussed this.
A small pot of pva glue with spreader.
They were asked to design their own unique minibeast .
The children were offered compartmental trays,
full of the handpainted cut paper shapes.
They had to look through and choose their own. They were asked to not glue down right away, but to play with the shapes and come up with a design, by moving the shapes around and exploring different outcomes.
Using dexterity for placement of pieces, they glued down very small parts to form their own bug and/or habitat, flowers, etc.
It is important for the children to write their name on the front of their work in pencil as later when all of the pieces are displayed together as one, they search for their own work.
The finished squares of paper are varnished with liquidex satin varnish.
THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Bug Paradise Picture
I scanned each and every individual square and created this bug paradise picture in photoshop, by cutting and pasting the children’s minibeasts.
The big yellow flower is from the mural picture below which is displayed outdoors in the playground at All Saint's school Marple.