Healthy Eating Art at East Milton Primary

Mission – work with a team from East Milton Primary to create some striking artwork which supports themes of healthy eating.

The ideas and inspiration

I came across this artwork, each square represents a different food.  I like the theme “Eat colours”, I think it could work well for this project.

This is an artwork of mine, it is made up of collaged papers made with different printmaking techniques.

The artwork for East Milton will be made up of lots of squares that feature different healthy foods.  The children will make the squares using techniques each day.

The workshops

I worked with wonderful children at East Milton for 6 days.  We kept a diary of our activities on each day.

Day 1

I showed my team of ten my work and we talked about ideas for our project.  As a fun introduction to the project we made polypocket squishers.  We drew onto a polypocket with a perminent pen and then squeezed some paint inside and sealed the edge with cellotape.  We were then able to spread the paint round inside to colour in our pictures.

Day 2

I taught the team how to stencil, use the correct amount of paint and the correct technique.  I was very impressed with their skills.  We used stencils to create the first squares for our artwork.

We created some textured papers using stamps that we will use later in the project.

We created water squares for the artwork using shaving foam to print from.  We swirled paint around on top of the foam and then took a print.

Day 3

We explored real fruit and veg.  We drew it onto paper and onto quick print then printed it with rollers.

We used small stencils to create squares with patterns on them.

Day 4

We created more healthy eating squares by melting crayons with an iron.  We also made some collage images and used spray paints.

Day 5

Day 6

We cut some shapes to make patterns with inked rollers.

We printed with real fruit and veg.

Over all the workshop days we have created lots of different squares using differnt techniques.

I will now use these squares to create the final artwork for the school.

To be cont…….

About sarahwakeford

I am a visual artist. My time is split between painting in my studio and completing projects mainly in education and healthcare.

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