|Loop.pH - teachers|
|You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:|
Loop.pH is comprised of artists Rachel Wingfield and
Mathias Gmachl based in London. The video clips and the
interactive activity Phototropism
were made with funding from London
grid for Learning and the support of Kew
|Two artists whose work is inspired
by plants and science, can introduce or reinforce
the following concepts:
Science KS 2
Green plants, growth and nutrition.
Science KS 2
Ideas and evidence in science.
Science KS 3
Considering evidence and evaluating.
Applications and implications of science.
Design Technology KS 2
Evaluating processes and products.
|The Loop.pH timelapse section gives the story of the design and production of the temporary woven sculpture for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London. Artists Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmachl are followed through the process as they research and develop thier ideas through the experimental stages and culminating in installation in front of the Palm House. Rachel and Mathias are inspired by plants and the science of plants and the project was supported by the Kew Gardens and London Grid for Learning.â€¨See also
|The Loop.pH techniques section shows the stages of production of the temporary woven sculpture for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, London. Loop.pH are artists whose work is very research based and they are seen experimenting with the shape changing metal, Nitinol. They use timelapse photography in their work as an essential part of research of plant movement but also to document their many experiments. See also
|Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmachl filmed Influences at the Joderell research laboratory at Kew Gardens in order to discuss the background to their work but also to meet with scientists employed by The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. See also
|The classroom workshop is led by artist Steve Follen who worked with Wakehurst Place to devise a wire workshop suitable for Yr 7 and above. The eight one minute clips lead you through that process from the intial discussions to final sculptures.â€¨â€¨The wire workshop uses the following materials, tools or software:
1. The wire is soft anealed wire which is available in various thicknesses.
4. Organic source material, seed pods or plants.
5. Some wooden dowel or pole to bend wire around
â€¨You may also find these things useful:
1. A microscope
2. A vice
1. Taking the final photographs against a white or light background will make it easier to se the wire sculptures clearly.
2. Hammering the thicker wire is very noisy. See also
Lizzie Farey Classroom workshop
|The Loop.pH eight questions were filmed with live audiences in London schools during 2008. Mathias Gamchl answer questions from young people in the live audience and from across the UK about his life and work and particularly the installation of the temporary sculpture for Kew. See also
|The Loop.pH Gallery includes images by the artists from previous projects. Your Gallery is a gallery section which young people can send in work they have produced related to the various artists on ArtisanCam.â€¨ See also
|other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)|
|Other Interesting Sites (relating to this terms activity)
Royal Botanical Gardens Kew www.kew.org
Millenium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place www.kew.org/places/wakehurst/seedbank
National Society for Education in Art and Design www.nsead.org
An online resource for educational specialists, resources and support www.educationalists.co.uk
Gateway to over 3,000 UK Museums, Galleries and Heritage Attractions www.24hourmuseum.org.uk
|activity - Phototropism|
|Users can make a futuristic sculpture whilst
learning how plants react to the environment.
the effect of light,air, water and temperature
on plant growth.
English KS 2
Speaking and listening