Paul Smith will play exclusively for babies and their grown ups in this extra special Chalk gig!
Session four was the last one before the 'big build'. The aim of this session was to explore and discuss the final building process, what kinds of structures will work both aesthetically and practically and what the culmination of the learning process will look like as a gallery installation. The children worked in pairs to design a maquette of their dream room, channeling their ideas and creating miniature prototypes.
In session three, we investigated the purpose of objects as well as exploring the use of pattern in design and interiors. The group looked at and tried 3D printing, the different software which can be used, as well as the materials and the process involved. We looked at a craft based approach to design by focusing on print making, looking at printing onto different surfaces and textiles using a large variety of print blocks, materials and ideas. The children tried their hand at weaving using string, material and ribbons. The products created in this session will form part of the final installation.
Session two of this project focused on exploring the construction and adaptation of buildings and objects using different materials. By looking at and thinking about materials and structures as well as hands-on building activities we encouraged the class to think about strength, height and durability. The class also worked with conductive dough and electronic components to make their own sculptures complete with lights and sounds.
Yesterday we met the Year 4 class we're working with to build a house (you can read more about the project in the post below)! It was great to finally meet them, they were brimming with ideas and enthusiasm and we all couldn't wait to get started.
The first session centred around The Shipley and its collections, we wanted the children to view the work from a new perspective and think differently (we did have a moment where one group was looking at the work backwards through their legs!). The initial activities were centred around distortion, design and hacking.