We started our topic off with a scrummy yummy start.
We have tasted different foods, scarily put our hands into dark feely bags to guess the food and even painted with potatoes!!!
We had a lot of fun!!
Year 3 got the opportunity to work with the gardener today, using their senses when identifying different herbs, planting tomato plants and making drawings of acorns in wood.
Inspiration for our clay totem sculptures that we are creating have come from a whole variety of sources:
We have explored a wide range of wonderful sealife creatures as seen in coral reef communities….
We looked at my own ceramic sculptures that are inspired by natural forms such as flowers and cacti…
And other artists that liked natural forms…
Also various artists from around the world that create totem sculptures.
We were also inspired by the Artist Anthony Gormley and his artwork ‘The Field’. With our mini me sculptures we will create our very own community which will be displayed around the school in unexpected places…
We explored textures and patterns through drawings and then learnt how to translate these onto our own clay sculptures…
We have also began to explore how our finished totem sculptures may look through detailed design drawings…
Over the last few weeks we have explored a wide range of making techniques in clay….these include: Slab
building where we have been making fabulous cylinders in clay with lots of lovely interesting textures, we used cardboard cylinders to help us form these shapes. Press moulding: where we have been pressing various coil shapes into big plaster bowls to make textured dome, sphere and flattened spheroid shapes ( think of a ufo type of shape ). And finally coiling and pinching to make a large community of fun mini me sculptures with lots of personality… We have learned to work in teams and individually to create all of our clay artwork.
We started our new topic today, Scrumdiddlyumptious!
We were investigating different types of foods and recording how they felt, furthermore we tried to guess what types of food they were.
Also, today we did some still life drawings of food; using colouring crayons and pencils. We learnt the difference of being light handed with our pencil and how this creates different shades on the paper.