Environmental Art {An activity pack celebrating art in the outdoors}

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This pack contains all you need to organise, inspire and motivate your little bunch of budding artists, both before, during and after your hands on experience!

It makes a fun camp or nature club activity – great for getting your students closely engaged in the outdoor environment and exploring their creative sides!

Please check out the preview for a closer look at the resources in this pack! Included are:

15 creative inspirations cards to print and laminate - perfect for taking with you ‘out into the field’ to nudge those less than enthusiastic students along…
• Card topics: textures, size, color, culture, patterns, materials, emotions & events, intuition, place & position, circles, triangles, view, balance, movement & wearable
Natural material sorting cards
• Sort the cards into ‘can-collect’ and ‘can’t-collect’ piles before embarking on your materials gathering mission (helps to ensure the students don’t collect mushrooms or insects etc!)

28 page environmental art mini booklet ~ page topics include:

• What is environmental art?
• Facts about the environmental art movement
• Space for planning your design
• 2 environmental art themed poem templates (senses & acrostic)
• What natural materials did you collect? Which did you use the most/least of?
• Natural materials adjective recording sheet
• Draw a map of the area to show the location of your environmental artwork
• What does ‘ephemeral’ mean? What does this word have to do with environmental art?
• Places for including photographs of your artwork
• Sketch your artwork as you go! (the area before you begin, half way though, when it’s complete, then several days/weeks later)
• My artwork fact file (what was your inspiration? What was the trickiest part to complete etc.)
• My artwork facts by numbers (how tall is it, how long did it take to construct etc.)
• A place for attaching a ‘souvenir’ of your environmental artwork (pressed flower or leaf, piece of grass, bark or rock rubbing etc.)
• A selection of environmental art themed coloring pages
• Are there any environmental artists working in your local area? What are they well known for?
• Environmental art word find
• What sorts of art did the original people of your land create? What materials did they use? What inspired the patterns?
• 10 environmental art themed challenges (e.g. Get dirt under your finger nails and on your knees while assembling your artwork; think about what you would do differently if you made another artwork; examine some of your natural materials with a magnifying glass; make a discovery or find something that surprises you!)

Looking for other outdoor resources? You might want to have a peek at these!

Nature at Night {Moon, Stars, Constellations & Nocturnal Nature-Based Fun!}.
My 5 Senses {A nature experience recording booklet}.
Nature Exploration {Outdoor activities celebrating the environment}.

This resource is also included as part of this great value bundle:

Making and Doing Outdoors! {Nature Club Activities}.


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