Architecture Workshops Association
We have a series of sculptural based workshops, where using simple materilas pupils create large scale sculptures with 2hrs.
Art & Sculpture:
In groups students examine and discuss detailed examples of modernist abstract painting, specifically the analysis of the paintings composition, structure and narrative. Students explore sculpture making through movement, balance, and composition to create three dimensional structural interpretations of one of the abstract paintings. They consider and discuss their finished sculptures, learning to evaluate their work and the perception of others.
A new workshop that offers an understanding of Art & Design through the visual and spatial exploration of the work of Paul Nash and David Hockney. Students work in teams to transform a pice of 2D art into a 3D piece of scuplture. Developed to encourage pupils to pursue their own creativity and imagination, using forests as inspiration.
Mega Maths Structures:
Developed to encourage students to pursue their own creativity and imagination. Pupils design and build large structures to a theme. The workshops conclude with self evaluation of the structures.
Sense Of Place: students interpret their local environment, either town or school. Best combined as part of a local investigation or design project.
Abstraction: students build to a pre-determined theme. Combine with own project for the wow factor e.g. Dinosaurs; Figures; Sea Life; Space; Transport;
Students are asked to design and build simple stylised sculptures which represent Olympic events as 3D iconography for the 2012 Olympic games. Working quickly to stylise the image of a participating athlete, in an affective pose. An understanding of the nature of abstract art is desirable.
We tailor our workshops to suit the pupils we are working with, even within the same year group classes can differ, so our animateurs respond in kind to the individuals in front of them. Our aim is to make the learning experience fun for pupils, the teachers and ourselves.
Used by the Royall Society of Mathematics to run Masterclasses we have been at the forefront of school workshops throughout our 15yrs, developing workshops to suit school requirements and local investigation projects.