Making marks in response to music

Yesterday year 3 children experimented with mark making in response to music stimuli in their Confident Creators lesson. The process was led by their class teacher guided by Pegasus Opera. The children began by looking at different marks and interpreting them through sounds. They then listened to 3 pieces in different genres: Jackson 5, jazz piece Take 5 and part of a Beethoven symphony. The children experimented making their own marks to the music as they listened, discussing their responses, then adding colour to their work. The children were very active listeners and learners throughout. We look forward to developing this class’s art skills and encouraging them to experiment, create and reflect on their work next term, when their teacher starts working with Art practitioner Liz Atkin.