This gorgeous artwork started off as a boring cardboard box and a pike of 'junk'. I was tagged in on a post on the 'Primary Art Ideas' Facebook page where an NZ Teacher shared her project. I headed to the 'man shed' and collected bits and bobs then put out the call to staff for any donations......in came the buckets of old trampoline springs, spark plugs, old tech gear and loads and loads of nuts and bolts! Pure gold!!!!!! I purchased spray paint (which our local Bunnings had a stash of 'Indian Red' fuoronly $3 a can....the gold and silver was $7) ...I also bought a box of 'linked' screws (I think they are for an electric gun thingy) these were in a bargain bin at Bunnings and were super effective when learners bent and twisted them. I only wished I had more hot glue guns and the space for more learners to have done this station as 20 chose it in the first class! Only a couple of kids spray painted today but they have another session on Tuesday so will do it then. I'll post more pics when they're all finished. Learners were very creative and spent time considering design elements and composition......not making a 'thing' was a challenge for only one student who chose to make a rugby ball and goal posts (it too was very well done!).
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.