Today we had a sharing session with parents. We were really lucky to have lots of parents and even grandparents come in and see our fantastic 3D art work. Thank you to all the people who came along! Check out some sharing pics:
Here are some sites you can try when you are researching how to make this art work. The key question is... how will you fill the letter (shape) with form to create a frame?
Today we spent time sharing our finished wire sculptures. We also had a look at the last step of the technology process which is to present your ideas. One of the big ideas we are trying to understand this term is that "Everyone interprets art in a different way" which means that one person can look at a piece of art and get a different idea to someone else or even the artist. There is no one right answer when 'reading' a piece of art.
Here is a video clip of some Totara students presenting their work to the class and sharing the results:
This week, we are going to explore sculpting with wire. Wire will be really neat to work with because it is hopefully something new for many people. There are some tricky techniques that we will try and master as we make a person in action. As we work and learn, we are really going to work hard on understanding and using the planning step in our technology process. This is going to be really fun and I am looking forward to seeing the results!
We had loads of fun trying to transform a milk bottle into a piece of art. The trick to this was to try and make it look the least like the milk bottle. We used craft knives, scissors and hot glue as the main tools to create with. Some people even tried using masking tape or cutting slits to hold bits in place. We had to try and use the whole milk bottle in our design. Check out the finished sculptures: