An art residency gives students an insight into
the working practises of an artist. They will discover
how to follow a design process that leads to finished artwork.
They will cover a number of different processes and there will be the
opportunity to experiment with a number of mediums and techniques.
At Wendell Park School, London, the students worked up their initial designs for a carved "bird" bench from pencil, to colour, charcoal, to 3D designs in plasterboard, clay, and soap carving. Children made initial sketches
on a trip to Barnes Wetland Centre. These images were then
explored in clay modelling, soap carving and wood carving.
Their work was supplemented with slide shows and talks.
From top: charcoal sketches, clay sculptures,
and soap carving from residency at Wendell Park School