Saturday, June 7, 2014

Boys, technology and the arts

When the teachers bring the art spinning wheel out the boys gather around waiting for their turn.  There is a process in place, children have to make their own paper circle, drawing, cutting and getting it ready for placing on the wheel. The wheel is driven by a drill and the battery is attached at the side of the box for ease of recharging.  There is a light switch on the side to turn the wheel on and off.  I think for boys it is mechanical, it has "the noise, "the speed" and it never looses it fascination.  The children can use paint, dye, pens, spray paint.  The possibilities are endless and the learning is collaborative and creative.
As you can see there is lots of concentration and thinking, notice the three brushes moving together and the colour bands that are being created with purpose.

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