Strange Garden - Eliza-Jane Gilchrist

Strange Garden is a project that explores patterns and shapes through drawing and building sculpture. The workshop begins with an introduction by the artist to the ideas and techniques involved in creating a beautiful cardboard ‘garden’ installation. We discuss the difference between a pattern and a picture, the difference between 2D and 3D, we talk about representation and abstraction, why the garden is 'Strange', building complexity through simple stages and working together.  

The children draw from direct observation of their environment and add their strange and wonderful constructions to a large cardboard installation ‘garden’ growing out of the middle of the space, something the whole group contributes to. This activity has been enjoyed by participants aged 4 to 80. 

During this fun workshop, students are learning about mathematics, pattern and scale as they develop Collaboration skills involved include sharing information and recognising the benefit of teamwork.  Mostly though Strange Garden is about aesthetics; it is a beautiful installation that participants enjoy walking through, looking at, playing in and contributing to.  

AVAILABLE
Throughout 2015

IDEAL FOR
All ages and community involvement

DURATION
From a day to 1 week.
Maximum 25 people per workshop.

Fees Variable:
Please enquire. Note: regional residencies incur travel, accommodation & per diem fees.

1 day workshop: EITHER 2x 2 hour sessions for 2 groups or 1x 4 hour session with 1 group.

2 days: 4x 2 hour workshops.

1 week: 10x 2 hour workshops.

AusVELS Links: Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, The Arts, English, Communication, Thinking Processes, Mathematics, Science

Artforms: Visual Arts

General Capabilities: Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking

Key Themes: Patterns and shapes, Collaboration, Creativity

Strange Garden is a project that explores patterns and shapes through drawing and building sculpture. The workshop begins with an introduction by the artist to the ideas and techniques involved in creating a beautiful cardboard ‘garden’ installation. We discuss the difference between a pattern and a picture, the difference between 2D and 3D, we talk about representation and abstraction, why the garden is 'Strange', building complexity through simple stages and working together.

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Metro: 1st Jan 2015 to 23rd Dec 2015
Regional: 1st Jan 2015 to 23rd Dec 2015

Duration: From 1 day to 1 week
Artform: Visual Arts
Cost: Please enquire
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Booking info: Big space for installation (eg. gymnasium or library) plus 7x tables and 25x chairs.