|Finsbury Five Schools Jigsaw Project 2003
|Sponsored by CEA@Islington and EC1 New Deal for Communities
|Five primary schools participated: St Lukes, Hugh Myddleton, Prior Weston, Moorfields and Morelands.
The pupils drew their environment, then they transferred their drawings to large precut jigsaw pieces, finally they painted their image in bright acrylic paints. During the project, which ran for four weeks, they worked on these web pages. The jigsaw can be made up in different ways to present an ever changing mural.
painting plywood jigsaw pieces with primer
|The technology aspect
|New Finsbury New Deal sponsored the part of the project
that involved the pupils working on a lap top computer to build a web site.
We discussed how web sites are viewed around the world, from their home computer
and at their school and how the internet helps to link families, friends and schools around the world.
The young artists used a digital camera to take pictures of each other. Using these pictures, they collated their individual pages by seeing how you imported the image into the computer, placing the image on their individual page, making a link from a thumbnail image on a different page to their page, finally cutting and pasting or typing in text, which they then formatted to the site style.
|In their own words...
the pupils typed directly into a web design package to tell us what they had done.
|Alexandria 'The first thing we did is sat down in a big circle.'
Amy 'Then we showed everyone our pictures.'
Reid 'Then we looked at the wooden jigsaw.'
Laura 'We took a piece of the jigsaw and wrote our name on the back.'
JJ 'We turned the jigsaw piece the right way by putting the red dot lower left.'
Desara 'Some people had difficulty finding the red dot but then we got it at the end.'
Tasnima 'We primed the wooden jigsaw pieces with special paint.'
Anil 'We fitted our pictures onto the jigsaw shape.'
Khaled 'We had to mix colours and understand about warm, cold, dark and light.'
Louisa 'We got our pictures and drew the main bits onto the jigsaw piece.'
Juan 'We tried to fill up the gaps and not leave white space.'
Farhaana 'We learned about different ways of painting such as; dabbing, stroking, and scratching paint.'
Xenia 'Cathrine told us that we didn't need to use black, this is because nothing is truly black.'
Billy 'We had some paint and we mixed it with some other paint.'
Dilan 'We looked at our pictures and added detail to the painting.'
|Building the web pages
Linda 'We took pictures of each other using a digital camera.'
Yo-han 'We got the picture into our webpage.'
Kristian 'First I clicked on the little picture with the "finger mouse" and linked it to my web page.'
Tania 'I linked it by using the "drag and drop.'
Manu 'I made a web page and then made the link to it so other people could see it any time.'
Kevin 'Some of us had to get our pictures blown up because they were a bit too small.'