This term we are looking at Andy Goldsworthy who is a British artist, known for his sculptures and photography. He is an environmentalist, which is someone who wants to protect the environment around them. He makes sculptures with natural materials on sites in the UK and around the world. He has made them in forests, cities, lakes and fields. They are known as land art.
He was born in Cheshire in 1956, and grew up in Leeds. He studied art in Lancashire, and now lives in Scotland. When he was 13, he worked on a farm picking potatoes. He said this was good training for his work as an artist!
We had lots of fun making our own sculptures out of clay. We based our sculptures on natural things in the outside world. Here are some photos!!
We took part in an African dance workshop that left the children with a lasting impression and a spring in their step as well as a broad understanding of cultural diversity to celebrate Black History Month.
During this highly energetic workshop, they were fully immersed in the experience by teaching them some of the different traditional African dance moves native to this wonderfully vibrant and diverse culture.
They had so much fun!!!