Presentation on theme: "Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture. Mixed-media describes art made from more than one material."— Presentation transcript:
Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture
Mixed-media describes art made from more than one material.
Thin wire can be bent and shaped to create interesting 3D forms.
Wool wrapped around wire can change its colour and texture. What else could you wrap around wire to change it’s appearance?
Try wrapping wool around a piece of wire to create different textures.
Experiment with different coloured wools to create a decorative design. Choose a contrasting colour wool to make your design stand out!
This curly effect is made by wrapping wire around a pencil. What else could you wrap the wire around?
Can you make a wire spring like this Try get it as tight as this one. How could you make different size springs?
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Lets Talk Utensils
Are these spoons functional or decorative? Wire & Mixed-Media Spoons
Historically people made their own utensils. Can you guess which utensil this is? Whisks originally looked more like witches brooms. People made their own from a bundle of sticks! Historically people made their own utensils. Can you guess which utensil this is? Whisks originally looked more like witches brooms. People made their own from a bundle of sticks!
Let’s make a Wire & Mixed-Media Kitchen Utensil Remember, craft makers spend years practicing their skills. This is your first time!
Materials and Tools Pencil and Paper Wire Newspaper Sticky tape PVA glue Wool & String Tin- foil Old paint brush Small pliers (Optional)
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What other materials could you experiment with to build your own utensil?
Can you come up with interesting ways to combine the materials?
Design your own utensil. Drawing is a great way to record your ideas.
Sometimes it helps to describe your design first by making a list of words!
Small Big Soft Hard Rough Bendy Wiggly Sharp Pointy Colourful Spikey Natural Spikey Simple Functional Curly Texture Decorative Round Long Curvy Shinny Smooth Crocked Bubbly Smooth
Design Your Own 1.Choose two utensils 2.How can you combine them? 3.Functional or Decorative? 4.Start with a drawing 5.Think about materials 6.Plan how you will make it 7.Start making
Reflect & Respond
Workshop Design: Enya Moore Edited by: Carrie Lynam Programme of CCoI Education Dept. 2012/13