Under table exposion

One of the things I enjoy most when visiting schools is changing the children's perceptions of what art can be and where it can take place. So down we crouched and under their school tables the children worked. The children were introduced to artist Cornelia Parker's 'Cold, Dark, Matter'. Thinking about items in the home that hold memories and meaning, we played with constructing these using plasticine, hanging them under the tables and using torches in the dusk we caught their shadows and drew reflections. The children were so articulate in their descriptions of what they were aiming to do and thought so deeply about the items they chose to depict.