Bow Arts – 2D and 3D visual thinking through making
Explore the link between 2D and 3D visual thinking through making. Students will start by drawing negative spaces and then translate this three dimensionally through soap carving using basic carving techniques.
Tutor: Rebecca Griffiths
On Thursday 5th March a group of ten Year 8 students from Raines visited the Tower Hamlets Art Teachers network London Art exhibition called ‘Visual thinking’ at Mile End Arts Pavilion with Ms Khanum and Ms Garrido. They took part in an Art workshop organised by Bow Arts, working with the sculptor Rebecca Griffiths, exploring the link between 2D and 3D visual thinking through making. They manipulated wire into shapes, then drew these, adding colour. The drawings were used as a stimuli to carve abstract shapes out of a soap bar. This was also a cross-curricular Art & Spanish trip and the students are expected to attend follow up lessons with both teachers team teaching, studying Picasso and Cubism.
Emanuela Okokoro said: ‘I had a great time at Mile End Art’s Pavilion. We learnt how to transform 2D shapes and images into 3D. I really enjoyed the soap carving and had fun taking an ordinary shape into an abstract object with different textures and dimensions. I learnt a new form of art and would love to go again.’