The aftermath of COVID has seen a lot of delays in the supply of art materials throughout 2022. This has forced new and creative thinking to deliver exciting and engaging programs for Year 9 Sculpture and Construction students. The use of glue guns is normally thought of as a joining and adhesive material, but has been reapplied to create interesting bass relief sculptures of under-water creatures!
Students David, Daniel and Kosta share their thoughts on discussing the unit, and how it allowed them to create and have success in their underwater creatures.
Photos of the process:
During our sculpture and design lessons of the 2nd semester we used hot glue to create a variety of aquatic life. After scouring the internet for inspiration, I decided on a spotted stingray, after many struggles with the strength of the glue I started to make rewarding progress and eventually finished it off with some string detail. The overall experience was rewarding and enjoyable, although there were a few struggles, our teacher Ms. O’Sullivan was always there to help.
During Year 9 Outdoor Sculpture and Construction this semester one of the many projects we worked on was a hot glue sculpture. We started by researching what we were going to make which fit in with the design brief of a ‘Marine Animal’. After lots of research I settled on making a seahorse because of all the details that were included. We started by creating the main structural components of the sculpture so it could hold its shape. This stage was challenging as we had to continue to add glue until the sculpture was stable. Next, we added details to the sculpture which really brought it to life. This whole project was really enjoyable and rewarding.