Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ephimeral Art is underway again.

Ephemeral art is something that is  to be transient and short lasting – only existing for a little amount of time.

The warmer weather has encouraged us all outdoors and the sandpit area has come alive with ephimeral art materials.  The children have been curious about the number of children busily engaged in making art from the materials available in the sandpit.

To protect children's work we have now sectioned off a side of the sandpit so that children's work can last for the session, at which point it is photographed and put away.

With a selection of plant life, shells,
bones, bark, small logs and stones on hand their ideas soon came to life.

Art in the outdoors certainly attracts the boys and it wasn't long before the bones had come alive as they soon became dinosaurs and the storytelling began.  
The fascination with dinosaurs and the discussions that arise out of this are never ending as children explore the concepts of extinction and a time long ago.  

Back to the ephimeral art produced over this week, check out some of the 
amazing designs that children created.

Children's work is all quite unique.

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