Andrew Goldsworthy Art

What You Need:

  • Leaves
  • Twigs
  • Grass
  • Book on Goldsworthy or Internet
  • Camera

What You Do:

  1. Take a closer look at Andrew Goldsworthy’s art with your child either by visiting your local library or using the Internet to research him. Discuss with your child how he used nature around him as influence—and to create his outdoor installations!
  2. Invite your child to head outdoors and look for interesting natural items to use for their installation. They can think about size, texture, balance, and composition, which are all elements and principals of art and design!
  3. Encourage your child to pick a spot to begin constructing their artwork. Suggest using different lengths of grass, branches and leaves to help hold their items in place for their artwork. Their Earth Day nature art can be flat or three-dimensional, whichever they would like!
  4. Now your child can think about color as well as texture while finishing their nature creation. Invite them to think about using complementary colors next to each other so textures really pop! Complementary colors are colors located across from each other on the color wheel, like the colors red and green.
  5. Andy Goldsworthy takes a picture of his finished outdoor installations to preserve them forever. Offer your child a camera to take several pictures of their finished outdoor installation so that when the wind blows, the rain starts falling, or animals disturb their all natural installation in some way, they will always have a memory of their Andy Goldsworthy inspired creation!

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