In this programme students will have the ultimate contemporary art experience and we will inquire how a mannequin in a shower curtain can be art!
In the gallery we will have rotational art activities responding to Wayne’s artworks. Students can use their own ‘tutu-fingers’ to doodle, twiddle, play and create. An example of one of these rotational activities is working out what the symbols in the artwork mean by using a key to crack the code! Students can make their own secret messages using symbols in place of letters.
In the classroom students will then explore more in depth the meaning of ‘What is a symbol?’. They will then make their own nautical flag inspired by Wayne’s artwork representing themselves with symbols.
Create an artist profile by researching Wayne Youle and collect images of his past work over 20 years.
Explore what is a self portrait? (there are many kinds of self portraits or family portraits in this exhibition)
Find out what 'appropriation' means.
Discuss what is a symbol? Symbols can be a universal language. Create a symbol ‘bank’ together and see how many can be identified by your class. You may be surprised how many you already know and are used everyday!
Find out the different cultures that make up your class. (You may need to find out where your great, or great great grandparents… came from).
What would be a great symbol to represent your class or school?
More pre and post visit extension activities can be found below in our previous Wayne Youle teaching resource