Welcome Ketton artists! Each week I will be setting an art challenge which can involve the whole family should you wish to. Make sure you take lots of photos and share them with your class teachers on Dojo.
Week 5 - Make an Ammonite
All you need is cardboard, masking tape, glue, scissors, some old magazines, a few cocktail sticks, straws or rolls of paper.
Week 4 - Exploring patterns in nature
Choose a leaf, flower, pinecone, stick or stone and bring it home to examine. If you can't get outside, look online or find a picture. Then, take time to observe and talk about the patterns you see. What shapes/colours can you find? How are they organised? Why might these patterns exist? Then draw/recreate the patterns. What do the patterns make you think of? What other things in the world have you seen that are similar? Finally, have fun and make your own picture with the same shapes and colours.
Remember to post your photographs to your class dojo.
A kindness rock, sometimes called a kindness stone, is simply a rock that someone has taken and decorated with an inspirational message. They can be any size or shape, as big or small as you like! The point of these cute stones is to sprinkle positivity around your community. Once you paint a rock, the idea is to leave it somewhere for another person to find and enjoy. As we all know, sometimes a simple message of kindness can spark joy and brighten someone's entire day.
You will need:
- A flat/smooth stone
- Acrylic paint (or any paint you have in the house)
- Sealer (PVA glue will do)
- Paint brushes
Paint your rock, be as creative as you like, then seal it.
I challenge you to make a salt dough family keepsake like in the pictures above.
You will need:
- 500g of plain flour
- 250g of salt
- 250 ml of water (add slightly more if necessary)
- Mix the flour and salt then add the water
- Mix into a dough
- Roll out onto a flat surface into desired shape approximately 1-1.5cm thick (you can sprinkle some flour down to prevent sticking)
- Place on a baking tray
- Make hand imprints as deep and clear as possible
- Place in the oven on the lowest heat possible and leave for 3-4 hours or until completely solid.
- When cooled, paint with your choice of colours
- Seal with any kind of vanish or PVA glue