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The See You Outside project provided opportunities for the young people who participated to directly experience and be inspired by the natural world.

The artwork that resulted was highly varied and exciting, as  you can see from the pictures below:

haiku-book-drawingHaiku poem book, pen and wash on archival manila cover paper, Titus Salt school.

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Haiku poem book, digital photography, Titus Salt School.

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On-site painting, Buck Wood, Titus Salt school.

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On-site painting and collage, Buck Wood, Titus Salt school.

shannon-trees-drypoint

Drypoint print by a student from Titus Salt school,  made outdoors in Colour Out Of Space’s mobile, open air studio, with a portable etching press.

idle-leaf-book

Giant concertina book of leaf drawings by children from Idle primary school.

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Tiny Conker books by year 1 children from Idle primary school.

ogden-water-sketchbooks

Sketchbooks made in the classroom and used for on-site drawing and painting at Ogden Water Reservoir by children from Brackenhill primary school.

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Blue and white pattern paper plates by children from Idle primary school, based on a fragment of an alphabet plate found in the ruins of Buck Wood Open Air School.

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Cyanotype photogram made with foliage and flowers collected in Buck Wood.

buckwood-reportage

Reportage writing by Year 2 children from Idle primary school, describing their site-visit to Buck Wood.

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In an earlier post we mentioned that we found a special fragment of pottery on the site of the old Open Air School in Buck Wood, Thackley, Bradford. The piece was from an old blue and white plate with the sign-language (finger spelling) alphabet running around the edge.

The children from class 2 at Idle Primary School learned about the finger spelling alphabet and each child signed a letter. The letters spelled out a message – “Greetings from Buck Wood Children!” Angie photographed each child’s hand sign and put them together to make a special concertina book.

Here’s a close-up view of two pages, showing letters ‘n’ and ‘g’ from the word ‘greetings’.

Finger Spelling
You can see how carefully the year 2 children formed the finger spelling shapes with their hands and how we decided to make the photographs blue and white to match the plate fragment we found.

Book At Impressions Gallery

And here’s a picture of our friend Jill Kelly helping Kellan to work out what the message says.

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Dry stone walls and wooden fences are a feature of Ogden Reservoir. We have enjoyed seeing the blue and grey water peeking over the top of a stone wall or through the slats of a wooden fence. The water looks especially beautiful when the sun glitters and gleams on the dark surface.

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Lukman has captured the rough wooden planks of the fence in this painting.

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Nadia had never used a quill pen before but she has made a good drawing of the old stone wall and the trees across the water.

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The Ogden Water Sketchbooks are almost full and have turned out brilliantly with lots of beautiful paintings and drawings. Angie and Viv are very impressed with the artworks especially when you realise that they were mostly created outside, often with only old tree trunks for tables and sometimes it was quite windy, chilly and damp. These wonderful sketchbooks show that working out of doors, surrounded by nature is a great experience and everyone should try it. You will notice loads of new colours, textures, sounds and smells.

SAFIYYAH-Scene

Saffiyah’s lively reservoir spreads across two pages of her sketchbook.

NORIEA-GOOSE
This cheerful goose is by Noriea – she has used a goose quill pen to draw with.

HANAH-RES

Hanah has observed carefully the different trees and plants along the reservoir bank.

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Here is a selection of excellent rabbit pictures created with the amazing earth paint from Ogden Water.

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Obeid has made a very colourful painting of a rabbit in the sunshine.

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Nayyir’s rabbit has a wonderful shy face.

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This rabbit by Zain looks a bit angry!

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Our second visit to Ogden Water was a great success. The weather forecast was for plenty of rain and even hail so we felt very lucky to have lots of lovely sunshine instead! We were able to work outside all day.

To begin with, we made a special kind of lovely brown paint. A few weeks ago Angie and Viv collected some earth from beside the reservoir. The earth was dried out and sieved to get rid of bits of grass and lumps. Then we ground the earth in a mortar and pestle. Everyone took a turn at grinding the earth to a fine powder. After that we added some Gum Arabic to bind the powdered earth into paint. We also put in some water to dilute it and a drop of lavender oil to make the paint smell nice.

There are lots of wild rabbits at Ogden Reservoir. You can see them all the time running around and nibbling on the grass. We all know that the wild rabbits live in holes in the ground and so we thought it would be a good idea to use the brown earth paint to make pictures of the rabbits in our sketchbooks. It was fun and everyone enjoyed looking closely at the bunnies.

Here is a selection from the feedback comments made by the children at the end of the day.

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Everyone made beautiful artwork in their sketchbooks last wednesday, using lots of different materials and subjects. Tohid made a careful study of the unusual structures that connect the reservoir to the dam and used coloured pencils to show the detail of all the stone work and the iron grid at the top.

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Aisha has made a wonderful study of the bridge that curves along the overflow from the reservoir.

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Iqra worked very carefully to make this painting of the strange looking Muscovy Duck:

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Kellan used the Pentel brushes to make this sensitive study of a Mallard Duck on the water:

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