The Monkeys were so playful and adventurous when creating our shadow portraits. We first started the workshop by searching the space to find shadows and to see how we can make shadows using natural light and flashlights. Some questions that came up were, "Hey, where did my shadow go? Why is my shadow chasing me? What's the name of my shadow?"
Then we talked about how we were going to make our shadow portraits using black paper and graphite pencils. While we were drawing we were testing to see the different affects graphite and light have on each other. So lovely to see how a "normal" everyday medium can be looked at in new light.
After our works were made we gathered around to see the what came out of our shadows!
V: I made a dinosaur and butterfly. They are friends.
N: I drew a dog with a lot of teeth so that he can eat.
I: I drew a sun, hearts, a dog, and a banana.
C: I drew a dinosaur.
J: I drew a chair and its shadow.
P: I drew the sun, speeder and a rock.
E: I drew a smiling dog.
O: I drew a monkey and hearts because I like monkeys.
K & N: W drew a hand with a heart in it.
L: I drew a dog.
A: I drew my hand and a hare bunny.
Some of the Monkeys got out their stuffed animals or toys to make shadows and then use as a still life. Very clever artists these bunch of Monkeys are!
The Monkeys, Arlene, Ben, and Atefeh
The 6 year old Monkeys from Your School in Espoo, Finland are making and sharing with the 4-6 year olds in KG2D from Collegiate American School in Dubai, U.A.E.