Your students will practice mindful looking with this guided meditation on Patrick Heron’s painting Christmas Eve 1951 and take inspiration from one of the characters in the artwork. They’ll then be guided through writing a collage poem from the point of view of this character. There is no pressure to create something spectacular, just see what you can interpret when you spend time with the painting and let it inspire your imagination.
This resource is part of Turner Contemporary’s Creative Mindfulness activities. In support of the recovery curriculum, these seven Creative Mindfulness activities have been designed to help students relax, recuperate, and refocus in school time, as well as to inspire creativity.
You can use these videos in the classroom as a lesson starter for any subject, to begin or end the day, or as a creative prompt for art lessons. Each of the seven activities has been broken down into step by step chapters you and your students can join in with; the activities take 5-10 minutes.
This resource is suitable for KS3, but also students and adults of all ages can use these resources to find a moment of creative calm.
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