Updated: Apr 8
I love teaching my class about working with a limited palette and how this can enhance their art beyond belief. However, working with only blue was new territory, even for my Year 6 students.
Felt tips are fine and unicorn rainbows have their place but art is a discipline, like any other subject and to achieve their best, sometimes children need to challenge themselves with restrictions and rules - just like we do in maths, science, prose and poetry.
Zaria Forman's art documents climate change through pastel work and I knew this would appeal to the modern sensibilities and contemporary thinking of the children I work with.
The outcomes of their art prove it: harnessing future-generation views, through art and any other area of creativity, is key to making this planet a better place for all humans, 50 years from now and beyond.
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Year 6 artists at work: Little versions of Zaria Forman with her vast array of pastels: