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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

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    Oakthorpe Primary School working with artist Jack Cornell on the  ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern

Oakthorpe Primary School in London visited Tate to test out the new resource pack 4 and worked with artist Jack Cornell on the ‘Making a Connection’ activity at Tate Modern.

The group of year 2 children explored Tate’s collection paying particular attention to sculptural work where the artist had used everyday materials to create their artwork, then worked in the Clore Learning Studio to create 3D work using simple materials such as tape, card, newspaper and found objects. The group worked towards creating a spatial intervention in the Turbine Hall alongside Richard Tuttle’s large scale sculpture, inviting visitors to navigate the space around and through their installation.

This built on the school’s previous workshop with artist Luca M Damiani where they were the first primary school to take part in Tate Yourself workshops where participants create digital self-portraits using the Tate collection online.

If you are interested in mapping your environment, you can create and submit your own contributions to the Making Connection group.

Register at BP Art Exchange where you can download the activity from the Peace, Place and Community learning resource.