Wednesday 24th November 2010 by C. Freeman
Students have made shoals of fish from plastic bottles as part of a 3-D art project. They first made sketches of natural forms and sea life then studied the vibrant work of artists such as Hundertwasser and Klimt before designing their own creations in their sketchbooks.
They achieved the fantastic shapes by gluing cardboard and straws to bottles then covered them with tissue paper. The project has been masterminded by 3D specialist, Jane Cockroft, who carried it out with previous year groups. This is the first time that the entire Year 8 cohort has been involved.
Ms Cockroft said: ‘The students do not have to worry about making their shape to begin with because they just use a found object and then use their imagination to do everything else. I’m encouraging them to be as adventurous as they can. This project builds confidence because they are not afraid to use different materials or shapes. With art there is never a right or wrong way of doing things, there are just ways of making things better.’