Kids and pigment

Aside from my own practice, I am an educator at the Dowse Art Museum. Constantly trying to think of new child friendly workshops can be a mind juggle when every other day I am immersed in deep conceptual kaupapa for my course. So when I can I try to link in methods I am using from course into a less heavy child friendly option. Today we used pigment that I collected with my kids and taught the class how to use this earth to paint. They had previously been on a visit to the landfill and a recycled goods store so we continued the conversation around what messages we could share with others about the world of waste. And we discussed collecting pigment and other natural resources, how we must nurture them and allow them to replenish. It was a great success.

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