At Nature Crafters we run termly after school clubs for children who enjoy exploring various forms of art & crafts; painting, drawing, modelling, sculpting in a fun, supportive and friendly environment.
Being inspired by the natural world we aim to use natural and recycled products in our classes. We will be working on projects that will expand their knowledge of art techniques and inspire their imaginations as we explore current environmental issues.
We will be working on projects that will raise awareness about environmental issues as well as expanding knowledge about the 3 ‘r’ s: reduce, reuse, recycle.
The Creative Child is:
Inspired – Imaginative – Persistent – Creative – Independent – Curious
The Creative Child Learns:
Perseverance – Co-operation – Concentration – Abstract thought -Self – Awareness – Self Confidence – Appreciation of the world around us
’Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more’
— Vincent Van Gogh
What we have been up to
This term we learnt about the important role our trees play in our ecosystem. Without trees human life would not exist. We looked at some of the insects that can be found in trees and talked about the recent reports that insect populations are in danger and the impact that will have on our planet.
The children created some wonderful beech tree pictures, used willow to make incredible colourful insects, made colourful creature pictures and learnt how to add perspective to their paintings.
Last term was all about wild animals! Using information provided by our subscription to the WWF we learnt about endangered animals and what is being done to try and protect them. The children were inspired to create their own endangered animal pictures, as well as using clay to make hedgehog models, and sketching ‘save the Orangutan’ posters.
Previously we have been learning about how our plastic rubbish is ending up littering our beaches.
We made posters to bring awareness of the impacts plastic has on marine life and also painted our own image of a perfect beach scene free from litter.