Nature’s Artwork

Challenge

It’s going to be a nice day on Colorado today, so our challenge is a little bit different. An outdoor scavenger hunt for materials.

**Please stay within the health protocol to maintain a 6-foot distance from people.**

 

Time: 22 minutes total

  • 15 minutes to hunt for your materials
  • 5 minutes to put your artwork together and make a story
  • 2 minutes to tell the story of your artwork

 

The Challenge

It’s a lovely day out so let’s appreciate Mother Nature’s handiwork. Your challenge is to find things from nature to create an art piece. Because nature isn’t flat design an art piece that is 3 dimensional. Once you’ve finished your art you will tell the story about what your art represents.

 

(Definition of three-dimensional. 1 : of, relating to, or having three dimensions. 2 : giving the illusion of depth or varying distances —used especially of an image or a pictorial representation on a two-dimensional medium when this illusion is enhanced by stereoscopic means.)

 

 

Materials

  • Up to 20 leaves
  • 4 sticks of different sizes
  • 5 medium size rocks
  • 5 random things from nature (example: pinecones, flowers, pine needles etc.)

 

Once the team has collected their nature materials give them:

  • 5 chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • 4 paperclips
  • 5 mailing labels

 

Included but not part of your performance: Scissors

 

 

Scoring: 100 points possible

  • Up to 25 points for the creativity of the materials you’ve collected
  • Up to 25 points for the creativity of your art piece
  • Up to 25 points for the creativity of your story about your artwork
  • Up to 25 points for how well you worked together

 

 

Do Ahead of Time

 

Collect the following materials:

  • 5 chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • 4 paperclips
  • 5 mailing labels
  • Scissors

 

Set-up

Have all the additional materials ready on a table

  • 5 chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
  • 4 paperclips
  • 5 mailing labels
  • Scissors

 

Debrief:

After you have finished the challenge discuss the following:

  • How hard was it to find materials in nature?
  • How did you decide on how to make your artwork?
  • Was it hard getting natural materials to work ?
  • What materials could you have used differently?
  • Was your story creative? What would make it even more creative?
  • What could you do differently next time?

 

 

Follow Up:

  • Using the same materials, repeat the challenge after the debriefed. This gives them the opportunity to apply any corrections discussed during the debrief time.
  • Do the challenge again using different materials.