This week Reception and Year 1 have been studying sculpture (or 'sticky out art' as Herbert described it!) We have looked at the work of Antony Gormley, particularly his installation 'Field of the British Isles' which is made of hundreds of crude clay figures. Firstly we explored the clay - moulding, rolling, pinching, flattening and pulling it. Then we created our own installation called 'Field of Gresham' and everyone contributed at least one figure to it.
We were very lucky as Otto's mum, Hannelore, who is an artist, came in to work with us. She taught us how to pull the clay to make legs, arms and tails, which is easier than adding a new piece of clay, as if you don't attach it properly, it may fall off as the clay dries.We could then experiment to create our own figures which was great fun!