Learning - pocketwatch
This is a pocket watch discovered in a South Shields pawn shop. It has a cream face with gilt decoration and black numbers.
Download the activity sheet
You can download your Take One Treasure pocketwatch activity sheet as a pdf here.
Activity 1 - Draw
Make a drawing of the whole watch or concentrate on an area or detail.
• Imagine what the back might look like. Could there be an inscription on the back? What might it say?
• Imagine you own this watch. Where would you keep it? Would you keep it hidden away or on display, or maybe you would wear it?
Next, draw a picture of it in your special place.
Activity 2 - Mixed Media Collage
Make a collage/mixed media representation of the watch.
• Use different materials you may have around the house. This could be buttons, pasta, magazine clippings, aluminium foil, fabric, etc.
• Look closely at the details on the watch, what materials will you use to create the details on your work of art?
• Think about the watch and what it may have meant to someone who owned it. Do you think it was a gift or maybe bought second hand?
Is there an object that you treasure? Make a model or drawing of it.
Activity 3 - The art of the word
Create lists of words that describe the watch.
• Think about the colours, textures, how it would feel to touch, look at the patterns and the lettering.
• Imagine what it might smell like, sounds it would make, and the emotions it might evoke.
Write a poem or short story using the vocabulary as inspiration.