During my April workshop at the Worcester Family Partnership, the children and their loved ones gathered together to plant a community art garden. I brought the garden plot, which was a large piece of kraft paper, as well as the materials to plant paper flowers. We used circle objects to trace and cut circle shapes, and scissors to cut free form shapes.
The flower making materials were: tissue paper, colorful card stock, pre-painted paper, and construction paper. The painted papers felt special, and gave depth and variety to our garden. I suggested that, at home, children might want to recycle their old artwork for use in this kind of collage project. Parents and teachers: this is a perfect way to use up some of those old paintings from process driven art experiments.
Because we were sitting in around a table, working communally, the flowers grow in all directions. You can see our collaboration and group rhythm.
When this workshop took place, we were still waiting for our actual flower blooms to burst.
Our paper garden was