‘rainbow colours….sunshine and rain!’

For my final workshop session with Milne Class, we started with some visual images of rainbows and rich and varied colour textures to introduce the idea of colour stories. I encouraged the children to notice the differences and changes in colours and opened this up to exploration during our activities. Using the outside area, we started by using paint to experiment with large and small scale colour blending, enjoying the expressive markmaking.

Some children needed more support to gain confidence in the activity, others were very keen to get started and also very specific about which colours they wanted to work with. Two boys were working together with pink and purple to paint their strips. Whilst blending their colours they came up with the idea to swap brushes!

Despite some unexpected and torrential downpours, the children were very absorbed in this activity outside, while inside other groups created rainbow hangings with different materials. Problem solving included choosing from a selection of materials including beads, nets, etc, and threading with a needle. There were some lovely combinations produced and Karen was happily overseeing and providing support when needed.

Hanging elements were then completed using collage techniques and by the end of the day the classroom was filled with tactile sensory ‘rainbows’! *******


About gizellakwarburton

Visual artist, contemporary textiles and mixed media. Sensory tactile creative sessions with schools, galleries and museums.
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