Bold, fun, portable hand-held parade items made by Year 7 students in a day, for the annual St George's Day Parade run by Same Sky Arts and Cohesion Plus.
The brief was to make a bold, fun, portable hand-held parade item in one school day. The materials used were willow, masking tape, bamboo, tissue paper, PVA.
As part of the preparation, a prototype was made at the start of the day to show how it was done. The design had to be simple, to be achievable within the allocated time, and still allow the students some creative licence.
This is a good example of some great work achieved in a relatively short time.
Here is a breakdown of our day:
A brief description of the project. Look at the materials and demonstrate how its done. Q+As.
9am - 11am
Create the willow frame ‘head’ and secure it to the cane.
11.15am - 12.30pm
Cover the frame with a skin of water-resistant tissue paper and PVA.
While the ‘heads’ are drying, students sketch ideas of how they will decorate their characters.
1.50pm - 3.15pm
A range of papers and tissue are used to realise their designs - the results look fantastic!
We are always looking for new and exciting ways to get creative so please