Princeville Art Week – day 4
The final class to make feathers were a year five class. This making activity was particularly challenging as several different processes were involved. Children had to cut brass sheeting to make the largest part of the eye, heat and quench steel to darken it and drill all three pieces of metal before riveting them together.
The eyes were then mounted on sticks and these placed into the peacocks back.
With a slightly larger group in the morning and one staff member in support, the session tended to bottleneck while some children waited for support with the next task. In the afternoon, the group size was smaller and with two members of staff in support, it was possible to keep all of the children occupied in the task, so much so that there was a little time at session end for staff to play Tig with those children who were finished.