Our focus is on textiles and weaving. The children will use a range of materials to design and make, use drawing to develop and share experiences, ideas and imagination, to record observations and review and revisit ideas. They will learn about great artists architects and designers in history.
Key stage 1
Activity 1, using nature the children were tasked to create a weaving.
What animals weave in nature?
Which materials did you use?
Can you explain/show how to weave to someone else?
Activity 2, after watching a video about Annie Albers and weaving, the children drew patterns using the over and under motion.
What are the differences between the drawing materials we have?
How is this like other art we have done?
Activity 3, using card cut out frames and wool the children used the under and over technique to weave.
What do you think is the most important thing to remember when weaving?
How did you feel while weaving?
Key stage 2
Activity 1, using nature the children needed to design their own weaving frame to weave onto.
Does weaving happen in nature?
What qualities were needed in the materials?
How does nature inspire art?
Activity 2, after watching a video of artists who use drawing to show texture and patterns the children created their own drawing using an over and under motion.
What is the difference between 2D and 3D?
Can you name some of the techniques shown on the video?
How do you show texture when drawing?
How is this like other art that you have done?
Activity 3, using card weaving frames the children used wool to create their own weaved pattern.
Would you be able to show and explain the weaving technique?
Which activity did you prefer and why?
Has anything you learnt inspired you ?