On Thursday 12th November environmental sculptor Fiona Campbell (http://fionacampbellart.co.uk/) visited the Pre to conduct a workshop with Year 5 students. Fiona makes predominately sculptural pieces of art using mixed media including steel, copper, wire and recycled materials.
As part of their Art project on insects and bugs Year 5 have been bug hunting on the Downs, and completed drawings from direct observation which they have used to inform their beautiful sculptural outcomes.
During the workshop Year 5 students were given the opportunity to work with many forms of wire and mesh to create a three dimensional bug structure. Although many finished with sore fingers from bending and manipulating wire, they all learnt several new skills culminating in the completion of beautiful wire bugs.