Being able to find wonder in everyday objects is a wonderful trait to hold. I don't know exactly when it began for me but one day I found myself seeing my surroundings differently. Objects, language, light, - everything. Is this something we can teach? Maybe not fully, but I believe the questions we pose or the situations we provide can be a starting point that could guide kids to being more aware of and appreciating their surroundings This work was based on that idea.
This is a two part project- we spend one day exploring books to complete the Art Hunt, the second class period we will take the same Art Hunt list, go outside, and fill a bag with our discoveries. One of the best parts of this exploration is that as the kids find what their looking for they naturally have to explain to their partner why it would work for "fuzzy texture, something beautiful", etc.
1. something with a fuzzy texture
2. something with a pattern
3. something beautiful
4.. Something that reminds you of something else
5. Something with an oval shape
6. something with a rough texture
7. something with more than 3 colors
8. something that looks like it would be a great sculpture
2013-05-14 16 11 00 from Gabriela Elizalde on Vimeo.