Art and Design KS4: Sculpture tools and techniques

Join Frances Segelman in her studio where she demonstrates how shes uses calipers.

This tool can help achieve accurate measurements for her sculptures.

The calipers convert from life size to the desired scale and help to achieve accurate proportions.

Frances emphasises how the measurements are important when sculpting a clay bust of a model.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to highlight how to use callipers when measuring a portrait or bust to achieve exact measurements.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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