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Key Stage 1 - Get Creative

Using materials from the garden artworks on a grand or mini scale are created to form a temporary art gallery.

Is it a spider?

Overview

Inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, pupils work in groups exploring their ideas to produce 2- or 3-D creative work which records their experiences at Wakehurst. Through role play they open the temporary gallery and evaluate the art within. The ephemeral work is transformed into a permanent record by photography.

  • Length: approximately 45 minutes.
  • Group size: 30 students (maximum).
  • Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 5 students.
  • Programme cost: Part of a full- or half-day visit. See our Prices and FAQs page for more information.

Prices and FAQs


Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. We aim to give pupils opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.


This session offers pupils the opportunity to:

  • look at examples of the work of Andy Goldsworthy
  • use a range of  natural materials to produce creative  2 or 3D work
  • work collaboratively
  • share ideas
  • evaluate the work created
  • photograph their creations

Curriculum links

This KS1 visit supports and enhances the Art curriculum offered in schools.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work