Artwork involving nature awakens public awareness on the relationship that exist between human and nature. Constructions made using earthly elements create series of thought provoking realization on its purpose of existence. Andy Goldsworthy’s art is an art of process where he binds earthly elements with lots of perseverance. Andy’s forte is the subtle rearrangement of natural materials and communicating his idea through it. His art goes through a cycle of birth and death in the in the presence of the artist himself. Art in nature strongly echoes calmness but at the same time it can also be vice versa.
INVESTIGATING ARTWORK- Art Appreciation class
APPRECIATING THEIR WORK – CHILDREN ADOPTING ROLE OF AUDIENCE
- CRITICAL THINKING IN THE ART CLASSROOM
-The Arts are unique, expressive, creative and communicative forms that engage students in critical and creative thinking and help them understand themselves and the world (AusVELS arts curriculum statement)
-All students are capable of higher level thinking and these skills can be taught in the Art classroom. (Ragans,1992)
-Students can be taught to transfer thinking skills from the art content area to an internalized process (Ragans,1992)
- LESSON DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLASSROOM
-Lessons are developed in the classroom through series of questions after students have
1. watched a video clip on YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KklH72SRf2M -(Refer to lesson plan 4)
2. Read Andy’s statement on the ‘harsh and brutal’ nature (Refer to lesson plan 3)
Artwork involving nature is best done in nature as a practice. Andy Goldsworthy’s art is an art of process where students need to experience the art on its actual ground. The on field experience would create a strong bond between a student and the subject matter.
Jesvin replicating Andy Goldsworthy's art work: http://youtu.be/PZFHytK10Ws