Today we went on a big field trip to see everything we’ve been learning on campus out in the greater Jackson area! First, at the Gros Ventre river basin we did some Andy Goldsworthy-inspired art with natural materials like sticks and leaves. We also did watercolors of the environment around us. Then, at the National Wildlife Museum, we explored the artists’ materials, and the way different artists used colors, shapes and textures. We were so excited to put our observing skills to work in new places!
Follow-up question: What materials can we use to make art? What inspires art?
Answer: We have now used lots of materials like rocks, sticks, mud, play-dough, balloons, newspaper, watercolors, and much more! Different environments and surroundings can inspire art (like how our environment at the Gros Ventre river bottom and some of the people we met along the way inspired our watercolors).