Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Young artists at Ushaw Moor Childrens Centre

We have also been working with children at the centre to explore crafts. Some of the children were fourteen months old, but it was great to see how even at a young age they can explore different textures and then create their own work. With encouragement a child can realise they have created something and feel a sense of achievement that comes with this. I think a favourite was in the desert's week when fake snow was used to create a snowy scene for animals that live in the cold, and in contrast when red powder paint and sand was used to create a picture for animals that live in hot deserts. Very messy but great fun!