The weekly ‘studio checkin ‘ is a two way thing now. Each week the children report on how their sculpture is coming along. They are working on it whenever they have some time to give it during the week. The whole community is collecting bottle tops and Miss Byrne has become really fast at drilling them ! It is becoming an ambitious project in its scale and I love that the children are investing in the process and are imagining it in place by the time they finish school this year.
This week I had just installed an installation in the exhibition ‘ The Playground Project’ http://www.visualcarlow.ie/exhibitions/info/the-playground-project so I wanted to connect this into our session and also lead it into our new school topic ‘Mini beasts’ which Im linking into.
So we looked at larger scale installation art, interactive environments.
we looked at colorful Crochet Playgrounds by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
We started looking at the classroom as a site for building a large scale interactive installation. What if we split the classroom space two and create a whole environment above our heads that we could clamber into !?
looking at drawings by the artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam for inspiration the children went about designing and drawing plans for their own installations.
The children has some amazing ideas, I really wish we could build them !