Y6 enjoyed a soft sculpture workshop with a difference last term.  Following on from her very successful art exhibition in the Main School gallery, local artist Anne-Marie Stijelja was invited to deliver a workshop that was ‘something 3D and a little bit crazy!’

Anne-Marie, who works in mixed media with a main focus on felt-making, came up with an idea of making felted chemistry vessels, and the boys loved it!

Layers of sheep’s wool were placed over different vessel templates, lots of water and soap were added and then a lot of rubbing and agitating took place so that all the fibres matted together.  Once the vessels had taken shape the boys needle felted the detail and froth onto their vessel.

The boys were then lucky enough to be asked to show their sculptures at The Higgins Art Gallery as part of the recent Bed Pop Science lab.

Anne-Marie told us, “It was a pleasure to work with the boys on this project, I enjoyed it as much as they did! So many people at The Higgins commented on how fantastic the chemistry vessels were.”

The wonderful sculptures are now proudly on display in the Prep School for all the boys see.

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