Andy Goldsworthy: Art From the Earth

Grade 5

Barbara Short, Art Specialist

Students study Andy Goldsworthy, a British artist who transforms nature into art, photographs it, and lets it return to nature. They then go outside to create art from only nature -- no tools allowed! When done, they photograph their work and write abou tthe art they made and the process they used.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. learn about the British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy.
  2. reflect on his unique ideas.
  3. develop art from nature alone or with a partner.
  4. document the process with a photograph and journal entry.