This half term we are going to be learning about Sculpture.
This week we examined sculpture in the local area. We looked at The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail at Brungerley Park.
The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail was launched in 1993. The trail was the first of its kind to be established in Lancashire. It includes over 20 permanent works of art. The trail travels through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, a local nature reserve.
We explored each sculpture, looking at the names of the artwork, the names of the artists who created them and what each sculpture was made from. We then discussed ideas for a new sculpture and thought of our own. We recorded our ideas through illustration and described who our sculpture would most appeal to. We also decided upon a name for our sculpture and the material it would be made from.
On Tuesday we discovered that the art term Sculpture refers to three-dimensional art made by one of four basic processes: carving, modelling, casting, constructing. We examined nine varied sculptures and discussed each. We talked about form, shape, colour, markings and pattern. We discussed what we liked and disliked about each and recorded which sculpture we thought was most and least effective and why.