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Art Activities: Sculpture

Before you start, do some warm up exercises to get your hands and eyes ready to create! You might want to get some help from someone who is with you.

Try shaking your hands, then touch your fingertips together, clap your hands and touch your nose. Waggle your elbows ! Let your eyes get ready to really look. You could blink three times and look at your hands while you get ready.

When you feel warmed up, you’re ready to start!

For this piece of work, we are looking at the art of British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. He makes sculptures using natural materials and then photographs them. The materials he uses can be leaves, sticks, rocks or snow and ice! His sculptures do not always last and he understands that the landscape and the weather will change his work.

As always whether inside or out, it is a good idea to organise your materials before you start. If you are lucky enough to be able to get outside you could collect sticks, cones, leaves or anything you find interesting.

Look really closely at the materials you will use and don’t forget to feel the textures.

Decide whether you will make your work outside or take the materials back home. Think about the shape of your sculpture – spiral? circle? line?

Arrange your materials in the shape you choose and take a photo.

If you are not able to go outside, you could use food items from your kitchen (an example is shown below).

If you want your work to be permanent you could glue it to paper or card. Once you are happy with your work, take a picture and if you can send it to me!

If you have access to the internet you might like to look at some more of Andy Goldsworthy’s work.

What have you learned about? Nature, sculpture, texture, shape, colour.

We would love to see how you got on with your art activities so please feel free to share any photos or videos via your child’s teacher, through Google Classroom, or email Amy Dunnett (Principal Teacher Primary)  adunnett@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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