This term year 2 have been learning to make paper constructions. They learnt different techniques for folding, twisting and sticking paper and experimented with these ideas, sticking them onto black card. They then looked at a sculpture by Jordan Parah called, "Up Up and Away". They established that it was based on a hot air balloon and discussed how they could use the techniques that they had already learnt to make their own 3D artwork.
The children learnt how to use wax resist and water colour paints to make a background and then created hot air balloons using paper, but sticking them in a way to make them look 3D. Finally we looked at some abstract art by the paper artist Naomi Kendall and they made their own artwork based on her ideas. We turned the lights off and looked at the shadows in our work.