Year 9 – Name Sculptures

name sculptures

This term year 9 have been looking into graffiti and lettering.

For this lesson the students came to the lesson having developed their own lettering for homework and then in class they drew out each letter of their name onto thick card. We had discussed and practiced colour mixing and using colour schemes in the previous lessons so they had an idea of this when it came to mixing the acrylic paint.

They used hot glue guns to attach each letter to the base or other letters. Some students also added shapes, such as splats, explosions and arrows to their work.

I used a gallery style plenary to review the work, this is where students went around the room and viewed each persons work. Then on a piece of paper besides the work students noted a strength and an area for improvement. This peer review will be stuck into their sketchbooks next lesson along with a printed photograph of their sculpture.

Click the image below to see the review sheet I used.

Review sheet


Chalk and Charcoal – Year 10

Lion Chalk Charcoal

The theme for year 10 this half term is Buildings and Architecture, so one of the tasks set was to reproduce a stone lion image in chalk and charcoal. Above are a few of the pieces produced by the class, as you can see each pupil has their own style when applying the media. Some of the class really liked the loose and expressive quality of chalk and charcoal, while others really struggled. I think we shall be revisiting it later this year!