Cutting creations for talented students

Paper Sculpture day for Art’s high fliers

Young artists at The Radclyffe School are creating paper sculptures this week, (Friday 16th January) working with professional artist Gemma Wright.

The Year 8 students will take inspiration from the architecture of the Chadderton school. They will use photography and drawing to find shapes and forms in the school environment, then bringing what they find to experience paper engineering and origami to create new artwork. The finished structures will go on display in school.

During the day the students will also learn new skills around creating paper sculptures, as well as how they draw inspiration from other works and from their surroundings.

The workshop is a reward for students identified as ‘gifted and talented’, who have achieved exceptional progress in Art in the last year. The school is extending support for talented students to gain new experiences.

Teacher of Art Amy Wilson said, “The students are thrilled to be working with Gemma. Her work takes a very contemporary approach, which students don’t often get experience of.”

Gemma Wright currently works at Camden Arts Centre having studied Fine Art at Coventry University and an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking at the University of West England.

16 January 2015

student with paper sculpture

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