On Thursday of half-term we transformed everyday objects into an amazing collection of super sculptures with the help of artist, Karen Logan.
We started the day with a peek at the work of contemporary British artists Jim Lambie and Laura White. We saw how Jim Lambie transforms our sense of space with his colourful floor installations, and how Laura White uses everyday objects to produce playful and surprising sculptures.
Having seen how some artists transform everyday items into amazing objects and spaces, we began by making collages to get us thinking about moving things from one context to another. Karen asked us to give our collages a theme and a name.
Some people added backgrounds influenced by Lambie too.
We then started to plan our sculptures, selecting our materials from an array of familiar items such as old toys, vases, candlesticks, bowls and crockery and decorative items like ribbons, buttons and gift boxes. We joined our materials together in a range of different ways, including with coils of air drying modelling clay, in the style of Laura White.
Some people completely covered their objects in clay to make new forms. This classical-looking jug is made from 3 cups.
Then we added a combination of spooky and fanciful decorations, like White does.
Others used tape, like Jim Lambie, to decorate their sculptures.
At the end of the day, the exhibition table was filled with a wide range of wonderful creations.