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100 Buttercups: Children’s Art Week 2020

Several years ago, Fife Contemporary worked with artist Laurie Clark on her project with David Bellingham (WAX366) ‘100 Buttercups’. Over 100 days, Laurie made 100 drawings of 100 unique buttercups which were then published by David as a limited edition book. To accompany the book’s launch, Laurie gave a drawing workshop to pupils at a local primary school, and we devised an education pack – one for primary-aged children, and one for secondary students (currently being updated).

The education packs, 30+ pages in each, contain details of art & design activities, as well as cross-curricular ideas, which are all inspired by Laurie’s project. Laurie viewed her drawings as portraits of buttercups, and so the primary pack art & design section starts with ideas about observational drawing and portraiture, for example. This is expanded further in the secondary pack, such as, looking at artists’ books and even jewellery-making. Cross-curricular ideas include word games and researching the ecology of wild flowers.

Our free offer

As part of Engage’s Children’s Art Week 2020, we are inviting young people to download a free copy of a pack and have a go at some of the activities inside. Anyone interested can then email us an image of something they’ve drawn or made and we’ll add it to our website later in the summer.

100 Harebells

Laurie Clark has also looked at harebells in great detail, creating 100 drawings of individual flowers which have been published in a further limited edition book by WAX366. You can find out more about Laurie and this project in INSIGHTS 2 (one of a series of web pages created for Fife Contemporary’s exhibition Lines from Scotland Online.


And we’ve more!

If you’ve enjoyed looking at our 100 Buttercups’ education packs, we have created a selection of packs for other projects. You can download these for free too from our website by clicking here (you’ll find the list on the right side of web page).

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