Children in Year 7 enjoyed a ‘buzzy’ day in the Art Department recently (excuse the pun!) as they took inspiration from the insect world and got to grips with aluminium modelling wire.
The girls and boys created superb sculptures of insects using just wire and metal tape, with the help and supervision from visiting artist and friend of Crosfields, Darcy Turner. Using a variety of visual sources and their imaginations, the girls and boys first developed their ideas by sketching insects. They then started bending, looping and manipulating the wire to realise their intentions and created superb bug sculptures.
"It's not as easy as it looks!" exclaimed one pupil, while another commented that "It was one of the best days, Darcy really helped me to make my drawing come to life."