Welcome to section 2 which focuses on Art in the Environment

Within this section we focus on Art in the Environment through five themes: ‘Virtual Sculptures’,  ‘Mapping our art’, ‘Exploring art vocabulary’,  ‘I am the pencil’ and ‘Ephemeral Art’.

In the first theme we will be exploring the creation of art using materials available to us in the environment. This art decays over time so technology is vital for us to keep a record of it. Next we will use photography to develop learners’ understanding of art vocabulary. Then we will use green screen apps to place sculptures virtually into places they could not otherwise be located. We will then use mapping apps to draw directly onto the environment on a large scale where  we ourselves are the drawing tool. Finally, we will look at how a google map can share art so that others can be be inspired by it.

There are three parts to this section. In the first part, ‘See and Think’, we share our work with you across five Art in the Environment themes. Then in the next two parts we ask you to reflect and plan to develop a lesson idea and then to share this on our online community.

Here is a bit more detail:

  • The first part A: See and Think (Units 1 to 5) explores the themes for this section. You will spend time reviewing all five separate units; each containing an introductory case study, some examples from practice and a lesson plan which could be a starting point for the theme. This part will take you approximately 1h 15m in total. You will then choose one unit idea to take forward to part B: Reflect.
  • For part B: Reflect you can choose between two 30-minute tasks:
    • (more general) – reflect on how the ideas from this module relate to your previous teaching experiences and how they might impact on your future teaching.
    • (more specific) – develop a lesson idea based on one of the units from this module and reflect on how you will put it into practice. 
  • For part C: Share you will spend 15 minutes:
    • sharing your work by posting in the Online Community adding an image or link to illustrate your ideas if you can.
    • then commenting on at least two of the other participants’ posts.

We are excited to hear your thoughts on the themes and hope that you will find it really useful to exchange ideas with everyone in the community. 

To start, please click on A: See and Think – Unit 1