Dec 14, 2013

Footsteps


This colourful artwork was made collaboratively by students from kindergarten to year 6. The children's feet were traced repeatedly until they covered the surface with overlapping shapes. Students from year 5 and 6 then used watercolour paint to colour the various resulting shapes. How many feet can you see?

Footsteps was inspired by their library theme of Empathy. The students were encouraged to practise "walking in another person's shoes". Imagining and trying to understand the experiences and feelings of others is a great life skill for all of us.

Fibre pen and watercolour on six cardboard panels.

14 comments:

  1. Oh I love this idea! What a great way to portray empathy! Every year for Martin Luther King's birthday our K-2 school has what we call "Kindness and Justice Week" to celebrate the work of Martin Luther King. Each year the school picks a different book on the topic of kindess/fairness and we have school wide activities all week based on it. We always do an art project related to the book. One of their favorite books is "Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?" Thanks for sharing this, the work is beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks Mrs C, I'll have to look that one up in our library! : )

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  2. Fantastic! Love the theme And the outcome!

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  3. Hi Joe
    These are absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't have even noticed the footprints had you not pointed them out.

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    1. Thanks Rina : ) I know what you mean, they also look a lot like jelly beans too!

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  4. This lovely artwork has the 'Mr Hall stamp'. Excellent impact. Merry Christmas Joe.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! Merry Christmas to you too : )

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  5. This is so beautiful! I love the idea behind the work as well. Brilliant!

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