Creating examples for year 7 fantastical plantforms…

I have been making my own examples for my year 7 classes to inspire and motivate their work.

The design sheets were featured last week as artists of the week and now we are beginning to make. I really enjoy getting this hands on practical side to our subject and I hope my step by step photo guide helps my classes to break their own designs down into achievable making stages.

Starting with the planning and design work.

Sculpting shapes and forms using card, straws, wire and paper mache.

Making sure they are all covered with a white base, either with mod-rock or white tissue paper. This makes a better base for painting and pattern work.

It’s starting to take shape now, with paint being added, decorative details and textures.

A work in progress so I will post the final piece once I have completed it alongside the students responses.