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 and build sculptures, then 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 mathematics, pattern and scale as they develop collaboration skills, sharing information and recognising the benefit of teamwork.  Mostly though Strange Garden is about aesthetics; creating a beautiful installation that participants enjoy walking through, looking at, playing in and contributing to.  

RESIDENCY

AVAILABLE

Throughout 2016

IDEAL FOR

All ages and community involvement

DURATION

From a day to 1 week

Fees Variable:

1 day workshop: 2hrs x 2 groups or 4hrs with 1 class/group $790

1 week: 10 x 2 hour workshops $3718

 

AusVELS Links: The Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Technology - Design

Artforms: Visual Arts

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

Key Themes: Patterns and shapes, Collaboration, Creativity

Strange Garden explores patterns and shapes through drawing and building a collaborative sculptural installation. Children draw patterns from nature onto flat cardboard shapes and assemble them into a surprising, organic, 3D sculpture garden.

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Metro: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016
Regional: 11th Jan 2016 to 23rd Dec 2016

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist
Duration: From a day to 1 week
Minimum fee: 1 day workshop: 2hrs x 2 groups or 4hrs with 1 class/group $790 1 week: 10 x 2 hour workshops $3718. 25 students per workshop up to 50 per day.
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
Maximum Student Attendance: 25