Workshops for Schools
A Wow Moment
When the tape is pulled back, a direct print from the flora's natural chemicals is revealed.
Molly's Hapa Zome Pencil Case
Molly used Flower Pounding and line drawing to create this delicate and colourful design - adding to the pencil case over the course of the week.
Natural Inspiration Wall Hanging
Another participant made this lovely wall hanging, using loose embroidery stitches around small branches to make this lovely wall hanging.
Natures Power: Plant and Sun Prints
Anthotypes and Cyanotypes, early forms of photography, added further natural tools and creative skills to our art making.
Tumeric Anthotypes, washed with Baking Soda
We experimented together with tumeric, spinach and beetroot printing of various plant matter.
Layering Techniques with Cyanotype
The young artists married their personal practice with the blueprint technique to create really individual artworks.
Natural emulsion are light sensitive and quickly lose their sun printing capabilities - but are still great for painting.
Layla created this particularly compelling piece representing the ideas of the materials.
Extending the idea, our young artists mixed up further paints using earth, ash, and charcoal and made playful symbolic pieces using old maps and interesting papers.
As the week progressed, we also explored identity and pieces became increasing figurative.
What represents me?
This artist's piece incorporates a variety of symbols in a lovely sampler.
This artist's pieces represents strong concepts with surprising ease.
Shadow creation for silhouette experiments
Molly's cyanotype of her detailed drawing
Phoebe spinning yarn by the sheep fleece
Hapa Zome: Flower Pounding
Hapa Zome is quite the ice breaker- seeing as it involves rubber mallets and ear defenders.
Significant Seams delivers distinctive art workshops. We love creativity assessment frameworks. We firmly believe in the power of cross-curricular project-based learning. We are informed by collaborations between the arts, science and technology (Petty, Claxton, Robinson, Peat) and qualified advisors (assessors) of the Arts Award National Qualifications.
Our lesson plans are developed in conjunction with partners and supporters with relevant expertise. These include teachers with early years, art, and disability specialisms. We welcome the opportunity to share these with you – and hear about your needs and shape response to them.
Thank you so much for arranging for Catherine and Fran from Significant Seams to lead the creative project today. They were fantastic, extremely well resourced, with sufficient pre-prepared craft packs which allowed the sessions to run smoothly and seamlessly! The children and all the staff thoroughly enjoyed the project and we are all extremely proud of the children’s finished products. All the pupils have commented on enjoying the sewing, in addition to working well together and learning about Jack Cornwell, women at work during WW1, the background to why poppies are used to remember war heroes and the importance of global peace.
Yr3 Teachers, Gwyn Jones Primary
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