Task: To explore the fabric of the cemetery and discover the colours, textures and shapes found there.
Classroom work pre-visit
Activity: Make a collection of papers, either in a folder, or clipped together as a book (loose leaves will be most useful) to take to the cemetery. Papers to include: eg tissue paper, cartridge paper, watercolour paper, newspaper, brown paper, plastic bags.
At the cemetery
Activity: Look around the cemetery, make notes of the colours of leaves, bark, flowers, grasses, walls and stones in your folder. How many shades of one colour can you find? Think on different scales, look up and down, use a magnifying glass. You can also take photographs.
Activity: Make rubbings of lettering, stones, paths, gravel, bark. Make drawings of shapes found on gravestones, houses, corners, arches, windows and funerary vases.
Coloured pencils, pencils
Watercolours, pastels and charcoal
Bottle of water
Folder of papers
Classroom work after the visit
The information gathered could be used in the other projects or used to develop pattern work or paintings.