Over 10 weeks we explored easy ways to 'construct' and 'build'. Activities were very process driven and material led. The theme was suggested by staff as their outdoor space was temporarily hindered by nearby building works. Devising DIY resources with inter-changeable parts. My mobile Construction Kits for children developed as a result of this project.
During the Summer Term I was invited as an Artist to York Rise Nursery. I visited the Setting one morning a week for eight weeks. After initial observations and conversations we set up an area of the room for 'making' in a way that young children could come to freely with an emphasis on process, play and interactivity. I was interested in the idea of 'framing' the children's imaginative, non-representational, continually moving, use of language and fantasy. The concept of Viewing Frames made of lolly sticks allowed for play and dexterity, although the square shape was not yet conscious for them. What the children imagined they saw through the frame changed with every moment and as an object became part of their play.