Flower Power

 

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Play dough, bought or homemade, is a great creative medium. Modelling with the dough also strengthens little muscles thus improving fine motor skills. 


Introduce different skills like: 

  • Kneading
  • Squeezing
  • Rolling a long sausage on the table first with one hand and then both 
  • Rolling into a ball between the palms of both hands.
  • Breaking the play dough-pulling it apart using a tripod grip. 
  • Squashing balls on the table with the thumb and then each finger in turn. 
  • Building a tower or balls starting with the largest at the bottom. 

I drew patterns and pictures in indelible marker on clear plastic to encourage my kids to use different skills to make different shapes with the playdough. (See above) 

Follow the link below to see Maisie Jumble , inspired by the fibreglass sculptures by Ana Tzaievi , making her own from play dough.

Video link below: 

        FLOWER POWER

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Polystyrene Models

​SUNDAY CHALLENGE 

This Sunday Challenge introduces children to polystyrene and suggests ways to make models.  It is ​a great project for children from six upwards with adult supervision. 

Polystyrene is fun to work with and building sculptures like this one teaches children to appreciation the importance of light and shadow and movement. 

The inspiration for the featured image came from an amazing sculpture by artist Danilo Fiorucci entitled : LO SPAZIO ASSENTE . ( The ascending space). 

To view this sculpture and the Jumbles experimenting with polystyrene watch the video below: 

The Sunday Challenge

Beacons to unite the planet

 

Like everything in Singapore the Art Exhibits are enormous, colourful and striking . They have to be to avoid being lost amongst the huge and spectacular skyscrapers!

I was really upset when the friendly and colourful 'Hippo' pieces disappeared. They were fun and I really liked them!

They have been replaced by incredibly beautiful and equally colourful 'flower' exhibits in fibreglass by world renowned artist Ana Tzarev.

The collection is named 'Spring in the City' and the objective behind the pieces is to unite the world. Ana believes that art acts like a bridge by which to connect the world. She hopes that the flowers will act like beacons across the planet to bring people together and I think this is such a lovely idea.

PEACE. ( Water lily )

LOVE. (Poppy )

 

(lGRACE). Bird of Paradise

 

 

 

 

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