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The Creative Skills Podcast

For the second episode of our podcast, we were joined by Pearl Kinnear, Glasgow-based visual artist. She spoke to us about community Lego art, concrete gingerbread men, and shared some visual arts ideas to try in your setting.

Here’s what you’ll find on this page:

  • The podcast episode
  • Short videos of some of the ideas shared in the episode
  • A transcript of the episode
  • A downloadable Reflective Practice Worksheet
  • Wee Inspiration idea cards that tie into ideas shared in the episode

VIDEOS

TRANSCRIPT

Download a full transcript of the episode.

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE WORKSHEET

Each episode of the podcast has an accompanying Reflective Practice Worksheet to help you link creative ideas to policy and practice, by yourself or with your colleagues.

CREATIVE CHATS

For even more ideas, sign up for our live online Creative Chat with Pearl – a chance for you to ask questions and connect with other ELC Professionals across Scotland!

WEE INSPIRATIONS

Wee Inspirations are are ideas you can send to the families you work with, or use in your setting. If you want to access all the Wee Inspiration idea cards, head to the main Wee Inspirations webpage.

LIGHT PAINTING

LIGHT PAINTING

Remember writing your name in the air with a sparkler? Same idea! Download a light painting app for your phone (or set a digital SLR camera to have a long exposure) then play around with torches, glow sticks – whatever you have.
ACTION PAINTING

ACTION PAINTING

Combine visual art with moving your whole body! Rolls of paper taped together, tarpaulins or old bedsheets can make a large “canvas” – then throw, blow, clap or sprinkle powder paint (or coloured cornflour) as you dance, twirl, jump etc.
SEED BOMB TACOS

SEED BOMB TACOS

Air drying clay filled with soil and seeds makes great seed bombs. Layer, then fold over to make a “taco”. Use papier-mâché (or eco-friendly paste and tissue paper) to make colourful art between slabs, in cracks in walls or in trees.
5 WAYS WITH… BREADCRUMB TRAILS!

5 WAYS WITH… BREADCRUMB TRAILS!

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on breadcrumb trails.

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