Art and Design KS3 / GCSE: The craft of stone carving

Paul Martin meets Ann-Margreth Bohl, sculptor-in-residence at Painswick’s Rococo Gardens, for a lesson in the ancient art of stone carving.

She shows him some of the tools and techniques needed to start sculpting.

Stone carving is a demanding art form but the results can be very rewarding.

This clip is from the series Paul Martin's Handmade Tale.

Teacher Notes

Could be used as a starting point for a class project on sculpture or three-dimensional design.

Students could research artist Ann-Margreth Bohl, annotating her influences and mind mapping the processes that she applies to her craft.

They could draw upon organic forms to create a sculpture from paper and cardboard.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching art and design at KS3 and GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

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