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


Recycled Bugs – Year 8

Recycled Bugs

Year 8 have been looking at the work of Chris Goodwin who creates mini bugs out of items he finds. The students collected bits and pieces from home for homework and in the lesson combined these with items I provided (such as paper clips, scraps of cardboard, buttons, beads, wire etc) to make their own mini creature. They used wire and the hot glue guns to stick each of the pieces together. Each pupil came up with something totally different and unique and they were really pleased with the results.