Paintings from Timber Constructions that young children have previously made. The Constructions are placed as a group on their tables to draw from and to paint from. Students are encouraged to interpret” their 3D works into 2D works such as paintings or drawings. This gives the students opportunity to look at their work in a different way, to think originally and to create unique images based on their own 3D creations.
First, they are involved in creating a construction using pieces of timber or cardboard. To achieve their 3D constructions they have to engage in tasks that involve joining and gluing the timber/cardboard together, by doing this, students learn joining techniques. Students also engage in problem solving, they have to make decisions like: how to balance their pieces, how to create variety, how to make their pieces to stand and how to create an interesting piece by using contrasting size, textures, repetitions and ultimate colour.
Young children need to be shown these techniques step by step. When they have a good idea how to join their bits and pieces, they will then instinctively start making decisions and applying acquired knowledge and developing their projects.