23 Dec Land Art
Land Art: intervening on the landscape.
Land art, known also as Earth art, appeared in the USA in the late 1960s. A trend in contemporary art, it uses the scenery and materials found in nature (wood, stone, sand, rock, etc). Ephemeral works are characteristic of Land art; they’re exposed to the elements of nature and disappear with time.
When introducing children to this kind of art, it is very important that the teacher provides the convenient materials and environment. This research is closely linked to the seasons of the year, and allows the children to live each season in a direct and sensorial manner.
Installing, building with sticks, and possible performance activity, depending on the results and collective analysis of the teamwork.
The Land Art Workshop for secondary students offers a different take on colours, shapes and natural materials, rearranging them according to their typology (logs, stones, etc.).
- Choosing and arranging them by shapes and colours so they can be freely manipulated.
- Discovering textures, colours, shapes and smells of the environment.
- Arranging, classifying and understanding shapes and sizes.
- Simplify: using some elements of expression, based on primary outlines: a straight line, a circle, a square, a spiral, a cross, zig-zag…
- Strengthen affectivity towards nature.
- Experimenting with and manipulating natural elements.
- Observing the effects of time and meteorology.
The main objectives are:
- Observing the environment.
- Using natural elements in a sustainable way during creative practise.
- Learning to see and value both one’s own work and the environment’s.
- Unifying theoretical content in practise.
- Never contributing to the environment’s deterioration; includes green, biodegradable or recycled artwork.
- Raising awareness about the importance of recycling material.
- Understanding the relationship between man and earth, the environment and the world.
- Understanding the environment you’re working in, empathising with it.