Using clay create your own 3D model of one of Howard Arkley's suburbia houses.
The emphasis for this task is on colour, shape, proportion and scale.
1. Select a painting by Howard Arkley, Roland Wakelin or Paul Davies. Suburbia, is the common theme between these artists, with a strong focus colour and form.
2. Re-draw this image in your sketchbook. Your image must illustrate depth. This may mean you need to make an educated guess as to what the sides/back of the building would look like if it were 3D. Include measurements in your drawings. Your design should be around 15cm - 30cm (approximately)
3. Using cardboard, draw a template.
4. Create a 3D house from cardboard first. This will ensure your proportions are correct and make any adjustments before using clay
5. After refining your cardboard design your template will be used to trace around slabs of clay. Note: the less joining the better, so consider the size and shapes of your template - e.g how can you save on adding joins?
6. After teacher demonstration, wedge your clay and create slabs for your template.
7. Use your template to create your own design by joining your slabs together. Add features to the facade of your building to add detail.
8. You may need to use newspaper to support your shape if the clay sags.
9. Once dry, paint your sculpture adhering to the colours your artist has used in his painting.
10. Write a practitioner's statement
11. As a class, display your sculpture at the Middle School Art Exhibition in a Mini Art Village.