15 November 2017

GEMS workshop

I spent a day with a year 3 pupils at GEMS Primary Academy on Great Western Park.

There will be hundreds of smaller glass circles in the final sculpture, and so I asked the children to make simple designs based on the elements (there are 118 known elements at the time of writing).

Here are a few of their element designs:

The school was doing a project on "metals" so I also ran a project with children making plaster casts of various different metal components.

The children then painted their plaster casts using a dry-brush technique with metallic paint, producing a lovely effect:

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