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Friday 19 June 2020

See Saw @ Home – Design and Composition

Welcome to another SeeSaw @ Home – 9 weeks of activities for ages 5 and under to do at home with a grown-up.

This week we’re exploring Design and Composition.

Scroll down to find the artworks from the Borough Art Collection that have inspired us this week, then join us for a storytelling and activity exploring Design and Composition.

These photographs are from the Burton Collection. Find out more about collections in our first See Saw @ Home here.

A black and white photograph of a woman sitting in a chair, wearing a boa with flowers and a teacup on a table next to her.
Photograph of Dr F. Grenfell Baker’s sister seated in an arm chair – modern photograph from glass plate negative.
A black and white photograph of a woman standing with her back to the image, arranging photographs on a screen.
Photograph of the back view of an unidentified lady partial seated on the edge of a table by a display of photographs/assembling photographs on a screen – modern photograph from glass plate negative.
A black and white photograph of a man sitting crossed legged at a desk.
Photograph of Dr F. Grenfell Baker sitting at his writing desk holding a pen – modern photograph from glass plate negative.

In this week’s tail-time, we receive a letter from the mice of Orleans House Gallery. They let us know some fun things that they have been up to.

Create:

What shape would you make a room? Inspired by the Octagon Room and the mice’s Square room, can you draw a picture of a room you’d like to make? What would you call your room? Can you draw something you’d like to put inside your room?

Also, can you find a favourite toy and recreate one of the photographs from the collection too? You could move things around and see what happens.

Don’t forget to share your creations with us (and the mice) at #OrleansHouseGallery and #SeeSawAtHome

Check out another See Saw @ Home activity here: