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Willow Sculptures of Natural Forms

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by kel_girl, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Hello all
    Just a quick bit of advice. Has anyone done willow sculptures of Natural Forms with Year 7. I am thinking of doing two lessons of observational drawing of shells, flowers and plants. Then they choose their favourite study
    6 lessons creating a willow sculpture (in pairs) using tissue paper to cover it and create different effects.
    I have never tried it before, but am going to have a practise over half term.
    Any advice or experience with this would appreciated

  2. joli2

    joli2 New commenter

    Withies tend to make very big sculptures - hard to bend into small curves. H&S considerations - you should use goggles as they can suddenly spring back if you leave go.
    What do you mean by 'different effects'?
  3. If you want to make the withies more flexible soak them in water first. They can be awkward but are a lot of fun. Great for display if you can hang them from the ceiling.
  4. Pennyforyourthoughts

    Pennyforyourthoughts Occasional commenter

    Agree you need pre cut, pre soaked, shorter lengths to do small work in the classroom. Why not find a part of the school garden and get them to design a piece for the school garden it can then be planted and it would take root to form a LIVING SCULPTURE................

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