Talk About Art are thrilled to be working with St Mark’s School on Talk About Art and the Environment. TAA artists Simon Purins and Salina Gani started the project on the 28th September 2021 working with St Marks year 5 pupils. Here’s what they got up to!
Students were asked to select an object – either something they had on them or something they could find in the classroom. They then had 10 minutes to draw their chosen object, adding as much detail as possible, in the time given.
Following this, the class watched a short film about the work of Christo & Jeanne-Claude and then another on the recent wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris together with a live video-feed of the artwork ‘in situ’.
For the final part of the session, students were given 3 minutes to walk around the classroom, looking at each others drawings and objects. They then had to draw as many of the objects as possible, from memory.
The previous week, students had been asked to bring in an object that they felt had some direct connection to the environment – in either a good, or bad way…or even both. They were given 15 minutes to draw their chosen object.
Following this, the class watched a short film about the work of Senga Nengudi and asked and answered questions about her work.
For the final part of the session, students were asked to turn their first drawing into an animal or plant – real or imaginary.