This project was carried out during covid 19 lockdown, restrictions were in level 5 when we begun our project last January. The first sessions were done remotely through zoom with pupils from 5th & 6th class participating. We had a great time drawing and learning through zoom, it worked quite well, I was really impressed with the interest and focus every week from all pupils. The majority of the project happened online , so I kept it simple and this resulted in a beautiful drawing project that we completed together in person with two visits to Fitzgerald's Park in Cork city a short distance from the school. We were also very fortunate with the weather on these days. The final art works were made all the 5th class pupils in their pods, it wasn't possible to include 6th class at the final stage for safety reasons.
Working together in pods outdoors in the park on a lovely sunny day.
Making rubbings using graphite sticks from their art packs that I supplied during the project.
Enjoying the space and fresh air, drawing and putting all their new drawing skills into practice drawing from life with all our senses.
5th class pupils admiring their 'Big Pencil & Paper Drawing Show' on display in the schools hall.
A lot of time and effort went into selecting and editing work from our large selection of drawings made during our 2 trips to the park. Each one was mounted and hung under the classes very large group drawing above, every pupil was represented individually as well as collectively.
Detail from the drawings , all drawings were made while outdoors in the park with only paper and pencil, the pupils were observing the surrounding natural environment with all their senses and responding through drawing.
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