Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist famous for using natural materials to create fantastic environmental sculptures your kids will love!
Who is Andy Goldsworthy…
Andy Goldsworthy is a British born artist that creates fantastic site specific artwork using almost exclusively natural materials.
His work is most often created outside and allowed to stay outside. It’s temporary. Goldsworthy creates his ,and art and sculptures fully aware that they won’t last forever.
In addition to being a land artist and sculptor Goldsworthy is also a photographer. His photographs capture his fleeting artwork in a more permanent way.
Why Andy Goldsworthy for kids….
Goldsworthy is such a fun artist to introduce and discuss with kids. His work is so inspiring and relatable for kids.
I love that Goldsworthy’s most often used materials are accessible. He creates art out of natural materials that he finds, things our kiddos might find outside their own home or school. We all have what we need to create art.
I also love the idea that Goldsworthy’s art asks us to look again at what’s all around is. Nature and art our intertwined in the most beautiful of ways.
Talk about the art of Goldsworthy with your students…
This series of three Andy Goldsworthy printables will provide your students with some basic background information on the British artist as well as provide a way to begin talking and writing about his artwork.
Use the portrait coloring page as one more way to make the artist come to life!
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Make art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy…
After you and your students have talked about the artwork and life of Andy Goldsworthy it’s time to make your own nature inspired artwork. Check out these art prompts using natural materials.
You can make art from nature no matter where you live or the season. Just head outside!
- Try using found materials to create a nature mandala.
- Create an assemblage from natural materials.
- Make your own watercolor leaf prints using any leaf collection!
More Andy Goldsworthy resources for kids….
- This Youtube video is a great intro to the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy that’s perfect for elementary ages.
- Kidz World gives a basic but accurate view of Andy’s life.
- Bored Panda presents some great photos of Goldsworthy’s amazing land art.
- Andy Goldsworthy has published several books of photographs including Collaboration with Nature, Projects, and Enclosure.