We dedicate this post to those who lost their lives and those who are affected by the recent events in Newtown, Connecticut. Our prayers are with them.
We are fortunate that our school is surrounded by beautiful trees. Our nature trail often becomes a site where ideas for projects are born. After learning how nature plays a big part in Goldsworthy's art, we decided to take a walk in our "little forest," and see if we could get an idea for a project by just collecting dead branches. Every student collected dead branches in zip lock bags. One of the students had an idea of using the branches to create trees. We all loved the tree idea and proceeded in creating our Goldsworthy trees.
Working in separating the branches according to size and thickness
Students used water colors for
the background paper
Our bodies participated in this project
Some of the thick branches had to be broken using our legs.
Students helping each other in placing and gluing the branches
The students who finished first were happy to assist their fellow artists