On our visit to the Silver of the stars collection pupils were unable to touch the pieces but I enabled individuals to communicate preferences by laying cardboard silver stars on the table beside their favourites. We also took silver foil to shape and hold, thus keeping everyone’s hands busy!
Close observational drawings
Talking and describing to a partner
Word bank of descriptive words generated by pupils (‘wow words’)
Poetry writing as response, shared with partner and then with someone else who chose same object/s.
Involves study of heat transfer and thermal conductivity. As a metal silver is an example of a good conductor of heat.
In designing – eg. Ewan MacGregors coffee set – artist has to insulate parts which need to be held or touched. How is this done?