Maroon, Amber & Turquoise Class
This week, the reception, year 1 and year 2 classes investigated the work of British sculptor and textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood. We created a hanging sculpture in response to his work, using cool melt glue guns to fix lolly sticks together to form a design. We added patterns to the lolly sticks using pens, then wove lengths of wool through the structure. Our pieces were very effective!
Magenta & Violet Class
The year 3 and 4 artists worked on their tissue paper lanterns. We peeled the now dry tissue paper and PVA layers from the backing plastic and bent it round to form a cylinder, using a glue gun to fix it in place. We experimented with different techniques for altering the appearance of the cylinder using a paper version, then set to work on our lanterns to add interesting details such as windows and crenellations. We put the finishing touches on using pearlescent acrylic paint.
The year 5 and 6 artists continued with their willow weaving sculptures. We added wet strength tissue paper to the willow forms, using cellulose adhesive to fix it in place. We then added accents of coloured tissue paper to catch the light when they’re displayed.