05 March 2009

chance Arp

Today in class we are thinking about the role chance can play in creating art. At our meeting we look at a book of Jean (Hans) Arp -- an artist who used chance operations to create many of his compositions. The children look at the pictures and make guesses about how things were made and with what materials.
Sachie suggests that we might bring in a ladder so that each person can climb to the top and let pieces of paper fall to the floor for a chance collage. We thought this was a great idea, but did not have a ladder available. Instead, the children make chance collages by cutting and tearing paper, and letting these pieces fall to the floor from where they stand or sit.



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