Shadows are fascinating for children and adults alike and when the sun is shining in London and the children are learning about nature and art, it’d be a shame not to incorporate some light work. We talked about how art can be experiential and often not permanent (our chalk outlines will remain for a certain time as art before being washed away by the elements). Using the wonderfully sharp shadows created by the trees the children began their outlines. Next we went on to human forms very reminiscent of Andy Goldsworthy’s Rain Shadow (seen in the above picture). We also discussed how light interacts with different objects and discovered relationships between light and shadow. The children noticed how changing the distance between themselves and the light source affects the size of their shadow.