These temporary works of art will return to their natural states courtesy of nature, or may be transformed by the next artist who happens by. We feel experiences like these provide a wonderful opportunity to talk about and reinforce the process of creating art, rather than focusing on the end product. At the same time, using natural materials in their natural environments offer you and your children a way to connect with one another and the elements we all share.
Questions to ponderâ€¦…
- What do you do to bring your art back home or into the classroom? Are the children given cameras to use? (appropriate use of technology)
- Do they use paper and pencil to sketch their creations? (writing, drawing and drawing to learn)
- Is the work represented in new forms with other indoor materials? (connecting experiences)
- Are there stories that are inspired by it or the experience of creating it? (literacy and dramatic play)
- How are the children involved in transforming their works in new ways? (creativity)
- Is the indoor work just as ecologically minded as the outdoor work? (care for the planet)
What kind of local Eco-art do you and your children make? Weâ€™d love to share your photos and stories with others and hear your thoughts about how your work leaves a minimal footprint, but a lasting impression.