Our thriving art club at Pelham school has 2 groups – KS1 and KS2.
Our younger group have been looking at sculpture and relief with Louise Pasquill this term in a project themed around the Day of the Dead!
Children began by experimenting with clay, pattern and texture in the first 2 sessions. Using a symbolic language they built a story of marks onto a design for a mask.
Continuing with the theme of the ‘Day of the Dead’ the children looked at skeletal art. We studied the anatomy of bones in a crocodile. This exercise got the children thinking about how bones are made up of different shapes, how they slot together and can grow and reduce in size, like along a tail.
A small loop was added to hang the sculptures – a perfect spooky decoration!