During our HALF TERM 'Textile Special' series of workshops we investigated artists that use different materials in their art practice. What better place to begin this investigation than Material Worlds at the Tate Modern. Magdalena Abakanowicz's work presented the children with mounds of cocoon-like stitched rags, stockings and rope, and provided an excellent starting point for discussion as the children began to wander 'what's inside?'
Young children are more likely to be familiar with drawing from their 'imaginations' which is of course a beautiful thing. However observational drawing; looking and drawing what they see particularly when it comes to viewing artwork really gives children the opportunity to see the intricacies if a piece, and they love it.