Outdoor art morning - Hurstpierpoint College Creative

Outdoor art morning

Pupils from Years 5 and 6 enjoyed an outdoor art morning with a double-edged theme of the environment and mindfulness.

Armed with the contents of the Art Room, pupils headed into the great outdoors for a morning of creativity. Their first activity focused on the smaller creatures in our gardens and the importance of bugs and minibeasts. Pupils were asked to decorate a bug box, in their own design, to make a welcoming environment for visiting guests.

I was so impressed with the children's patience and intricate designs - their 'bug hotels' had welcome messages and brightly coloured exteriors! Lucy Lane, Head of Prep School Art

Their second task was based on mindfulness. This activity really stretched the pupils’ resilience as the process of making a God’s eye takes a little patience! God’s eye or Ojo de Dios, is a simple weaving technique of Mexican origin which has spiritual significance. Our pupils loved the choice of coloured wool and the repetitive nature of the activity.

It is refreshing to see a simple ball of wool and a couple of sticks appeal to all - we had trouble stopping them once they started! A really enjoyable morning in the sunshine with happy and relaxed pupils creating art - what could be better? Lucy Lane, Head of Prep School Art

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