We've been getting to grips with the colour wheel and the way colour is used in art. Some of the Artists we've looked at have been Hanna Werning, Rachel Tighe and Paul Catherall.
Inspired by these artists the students produced some giant paintings of our building. They used unusual colour combinations.
Some students spent time thinking about pop art (Lichtenstein) and tessellations
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In contrast to the colour module students are given the opportunity to explore sculpture. They were given challenges using jelly beans and cocktail sticks to create a strong enough sculpture to support a pen. Other explorations were with paper and how we can change the malleability of paper by folding.
We are starting AQA unit Awards.
As a culmination to the KS3 sculpture module we held an all day Wire Workshop which was open to all students and staff. Many hedgehogs were made that day with the exception of a rather fancy hat. This workshop highlighted the resilience of some of our students who managed to concentrate throughout the long process.