CARLTON J&I

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Project:  Collaborative Mark-Making – A Matter of Mark-Making Participants:  Year 4 pupils Partnering with:  Healey JI&N Artist:  Fabric Lenny Science topic:  States of Matter Following an initial session of large-scale, experimental collaborative drawing using a wide variety of monochrome materials, we will introduce frozen ink and work creatively with the resulting marks as the thawing […]

Session 1: 5th February 2015

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At the start of this session we talked about states of matter, particles, solids and gasses, with a focus on water and ice. We were excited to learn that we would be painting with ice during the next session. But today was all about experimentation with different types of materials and different approaches to drawing. […]

Session 2: 9th February 2015

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Today was all about collaborative drawing mayhem, drawing with huge balls of ice and creating melt paintings with ink-filled ice cubes. We worked as a whole class on two huge classroom sized drawings, which soon became paintings and then filled with colourful puddles of ice-fuelled drippy ink. We started by drawing with our partners from […]

Session 3: 10th February 2015

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Session three came around quickly and it was the most hectic. We worked on four activities. A large group of us worked collaboratively on the floor pushing to complete the huge drawing we started with ice. A small group worked on iPads making black and white paintings using the Brushes app. Some of us worked […]

Feedback from our partner school – Healey J I & N

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“I really liked the mark making. The work is astonishing.” “We did printing in our school but we would like to try mark making after seeing your inspirational work.” “I like the work because it looks like it must have been an excellent experience for you.” “I like how you used ink in the ice […]

Final comments from staff

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The children enjoyed the different techniques explored in the workshop sessions, particularly mark making with a felt tip pen and water. Exploring the topic of States of Matter through hands on experimentation during the creative sessions was probably the most valuable part of the experience. The children had the opportunity to handle ice and observe […]