Soft wax sculpture
When Edgar Degas died a number of soft wax sculptures including 'Horse Walking' were found in his studio. Later they were cast into bronze. This lesson plan is inspired by the techniques that Degas used in his studio just over one hundred years ago. They still work today.
Find out how it was made and give your class the opportunity to work in exactly the same way as Degas by watching the videos and following the plan below.
Key Stage:KS 3&4 Art and Design
Learning Objectives:Pupils should increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials.
In addition students can gain knowledge and understanding of the work and approaches of artists, craftspeople or designers from contemporary and/or historical contexts, periods, societies and cultures.
Students can refine their ideas as work progresses through experimenting with media, materials, techniques and process.
Overview:This lesson plan can be used:
To start a sculpture project.
To develop ideas and understanding of processes and materials.
As part of study of any artist using armature building, modelling or lost wax casting as part of their process.
As part of individual study