Lower Key Stage 2

Year 4 Sculpture

In this topic, children’s work is influenced by a range of inspirational sculptors as they explore and use unusual objects to create their own 3D works of art. As well as having the opportunity to create drums and maracas from recycled materials, pupils also look at different techniques, such as wax resist and collages to create different effects

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  • Lesson 1: Making Maracas from Recycled Materials

    Using Stomp as inspiration, children create maracas using plastic bottles and decorate with West African patterns

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  • Lesson 2: Making Drums from Recycled Materials

    In this lesson, pupils recycle metal tins, turning them into drums and use wax resist techniques to decorate them in original ways

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  • Lesson 3: Arcimboldo

    Inspired by the work of Archimboldo and using the idea of turning other objects into something new, pupils create their own fruity faces

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  • Lesson 4: Sokari Douglas Camp

    Exploring the work of this talented female sculptor, pupils use themselves as an active part of their own sculptures

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  • Lesson 5: El Anatsui

    Drawing once more on the idea of recycled materials, pupils look at the beautiful work of El Anatsui, using the same themes to create their own sculpture

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