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Clare Goddard shares a few of her fashion designs, such as dresses made from old teabags. She explains how teabags can also be used to create pictures. She then takes photos of the city in preparation for a teabag picture of her local environment. Clare encourages the audience to look at the shapes and colours within their town and city and to take photos to help create their own pictures.

She shows how she draws her city out first on a piece of cloth, using a dark pen to go over a lighter preliminary outline. She then shows how teabags emptied of their contents can be dyed by dipping them in food colouring and then allowing them to dry. She sticks the dyed teabag cases to her outline of the city landscape, covering large areas at first and then adding more detailed parts afterwards. She uses chalk and matchsticks to emphasise details such as signs and fences.
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First broadcast:
3 May 1995

Classroom Ideas

If children are engaged in a topic on the environment, materials or the city, this clip can provide an insight into an unique and innovative artistic approach. From an environmental perspective, children could explore which other waste materials could be used to create art and experiment with different effects which could be created. Within a topic on materials, children could explore other unexpected materials for art and analyse the artistic impact of each. Children with a topic focus of the city, could take inspiration from Clare's approach to photographing her local environment, to then create a base for an artwork using discarded materials.

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