Today I tried to incorporate a wide variety of mediums that are directly made using the earth. EG; chalk, oil pastels etc.
They began by drawing to a variety of music styles, in order to create a variety of line using wax crayons. They put crayons aside and coloured a selection of the created shapes with oil pastels.
They moved on to colouring more shapes in with chalk.
I handed out markers and rulers and they drew straight lines from side to side, observing how the different mediums work in different ways with the markers.
The final medium was water colour paint which they applied onto shapes, even if they were coloured with something else. For example, the chalk absorbed the paint but the oil pastel repelled.
I called a halt to the process, even if the entire surface wasn't covered.
I handed out strips of plastic to use as rulers. They were the correct width to section off the page evenly (it didn't work the other way though)
They marked a grid on the back and cut up the page into squares. They kept their pieces together to avoid loosing them later.
I handed out a piece of black paper the same size as the original and they stuck the squares on in random order.