3D Rust Sculptures

Term: 2 Year: 2014

St Bedes College took their inspiration from contemporary sculptors such as Jean Arp in designing and producting these freestanding, rusty-looking pieces. 

Aim:

To research (and be inspired by) contemporary sculptuors such as Jean Arp and Alexander Calder & create a table sculpture. 

Inspiration:

Contemporary sculptors
Metal/Rust Sculpture images
Geometric styler sculptures
 

Materials:

Foam core board
Foam balls
Flexible white cardboard
Scalpels 
Craft stencil knives
Hot glue gun
White acrylic paint
Langridge oxidizing paint
Langridge verdigris base
Langridge rust base
Paint prushes

Process:

-Research 2 sculptors that use metal or geometric shapes

-Create 3 thumbnail sketches (in visual diary) of various angles, considering careful construction of pieces. Include any visual reference

Note: Make sure design is balanced and will sit comfortably 

-Cut appropriate pieces and glue together with hot glue gun

-Paint with white acrylic paint

-Dry and apply base (rust)

-Dry

-Apply oxidizing patina to create metal look 

St Bedes College, Mentone
Suitable for level 8