A Creative Partnerships Project for Corbridge First School in Northumberland, January 2007, designed to create links between art and maths in the learning process..
In this school project, year 3 pupils took as their inspiration The Prudhoe Badger, a sculpture I completed in 1991 (see website entry: Public art). The children were taken to this local landmark to begin investigating how they could enlarge drawings to a larger scale and make their own land art. The children used graph paper to plot and measure co-ordinates on a grid, which was then enlarged by a scale of 10 onto the ground using sticks and rope. Working in teams, nine huge land drawings were produced in paint. One of these was then selected and constructed with the help of pupils in stone to become a permanent feature of the school grounds.
Further information about this project and other Creative Partnership activities at the school can be found on: www.corbridgefirstschool.northumberland.sch.uk/home.htm