Second Class Diorama Designs
Second Class Art – Construction / Fabric and Fibre / Paint & Colour / Drawing:
Pupils in second class have been very busy creating dioramas based on the theme of Sa Bhaile. The project commenced in early February when pupils had to visualize their designs and then a lesson was spent putting their design concepts on paper and discussing in groups their ideas.
A brainstorming session took place where pupils explored suitable materials to be used in their designs. Links were made to house plans already completed earlier in the year, the efficient use of space, safety and furnishings. Discussions about energy saving and insulation also took place.
Finally pupils had a looking and responding session on completion of the project where they discussed what they enjoyed about the project as well as the challenges they faced in their constructions i.e. the management of time and their wish to have developed extensions onto the room. Pupils had a question and answer forum where we explored the contents of each diorama and the reason for the chosen materials etc.
A wide selection of rooms were created from dream bedrooms, sitting rooms and kitchens. Pupils used a variety of re-cycled materials in their shoebox creations including egg cartons for beds, carpet and fabric remnants for rugs, used foil candle holders for spotlights, lollipop sticks for shelves and coloured sweet wrappers for stained glass windows.
Overall the general feedback highlighted that pupils loved this project and are now planning one based on our studies of China or the 1916 Easter Rising!!!!