Sculpture - working with wire
The classroom workshop is led by artist Steve Follen. Working with wire is suitable for Yr 7 and above. The eight one minute clips lead you through that process from the initial discussions to the final sculptures.
This workshop took place at the National Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place and the theme was seeds but other themes will also work.
Key Stage:KS3 Art and Design
Overview:The eight films show how the group we worked with created sculpture from wire.
This lesson plan can be used to:
To start a sculpture project.
To develop ideas and understanding of processes and materials. As part of study of any artist using wire in their work.
As part of individual study.
The group find out about the Millennium Seed Bank, the location for the workshop and look at seeds close up.
Using graphite pencils to draw the shape and textures of seeds.
Drawing without looking
The groups try out different ways of drawing from the source.
Drawing whilst through a microscope.
The group begin bending thin wire to make their first drawings with wire.
Working in pairs to produce larger 3D wire drawings.
A teacher's view
A teacher's response to the workshop.
The finished pieces; the pupils' view.