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Suitable for Years 3-6, March to November

Updated 24th September 2018

Key concepts

Pattern, colour, texture, shape, use of natural materials.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify colours, textures and patterns in the natural environment.
  • Work to create an individual piece of artwork using natural materials.
  • Communicate reasons, thoughts, observations and feelings.

Activities

Natural gallery - framing the contrast and variety of different art elements in the picturesque landscape.

Colour palettes - create a palette of natural seasonal colours from natural materials to take back to school.

Pattern search - choose a tree bark pattern and represent as environmental art using natural materials.

Texture challenge - collect  items that are opposite textures and challenge another group to guess the featured textures.

Camera - use a partner's eyes as a 'camera' to look at the arboretum from a fresh perspective.