Natural Mandalas - Lesson Plan
Whilst this lesson has been written specifically for an art lesson it can be a wonderful addition to PSHE, RE, ICT and maths lessons too.
Years: 5, 6
Curriculum Objectives: 2
“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ― Andy Goldsworthy
This lesson, based on his work, aims to readdress this balance and reconnects children with the natural world that surrounds them. It would work wonderfully on a beach, in a wood or simply in the school playground and results in stunning art perfect for a pop up gallery.
Symmetry is pervasive in living things. Animals mainly have bilateral or mirror symmetry, as do the leaves of plants and some flowers such as orchids.Plants often have radial or rotational symmetry, as do many flowers and some groups of animals such as sea anemones.