Art & Design: 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

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Making Maracas from Recycled Materials

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


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


Lesson 3: Arcimboldo

Inspired by the work of Archimboldo and using the idea of turning other objects into something new, pupils create a fruity face collage


Lesson 4: Sokari Douglas Camp

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


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