Culture Street
Trudi Entwistle - teachers
You can include ArtisanCam in your teaching in a number of ways, from classroom activities guided by the classroom workshop video clips to research using timelapse, techniques, influences or questions sections or using the interactive online learning tools. Featured artists usually have seven sections and the table below will tell you what you should expect to see:
Through using the site, and being encouraged to discuss, reflect on contemporary sculpture and by creating and modifying the work they produce, pupils will know, do or understand the following:
  1. identify the materials used in sculpture [see 'workshops' - 'sculpture workshop'].
  2. identify techniques used in producing sculpture using a variety of materials [eg. cardboard, metal, polystyrene 'workshops: sculpture, see also influences'].
  3. create a cardboard model of a sculpture using the techniques outlined on the site ['workshops: - sculpture workshop, see also influences'].
  4. create a virtual work of public art using the online Sculpturama,['activities' - 'Sculpturama'].
  5. realise that there are contemporary artists who create art as a living [passim].
  6. understand the motivations behind the choice of art as a career ['questions'].
  7. understand that an artist's relationship with nature and the environment can influence their work ['questions, influences'].
  8. explain how they made their sculptures, designs for sculptures or virtual sculptures['sculpture workshops, Sculpturama'].
  9. to make comments about their work, showing understanding of why these materials are used.
  10. to review what they and others have done, say what they think and feel about it and what they might change.
You may find other ILOs equally or more applicable to your pupils' needs.

cross curricular
The large-scale sculpture took four days to install at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. The progress of work was captured in a timelapse video. 

Trudi Entwistle is demonstrating techniques used in the production of her work for Yorkshire Sculpture Park and includes footage from Fourward Engineering works in Hebdon Bridge, Yorkshire. 

Trudi Entwistle chose to visit Another Place a sculpture by Antony Gormley. Another Place is on view until November 2006 at Crosby beach near Liverpool. The work consists of 100 cast iron figures placed along the coast and covered at high tide. To find out more about Another Place or Antony Gormley, go to
classroom workshops

The sculpture workshop shown uses the following materials:
  1. Polystyrene or foam rubber cubes
  2. Graph paper
You may also find these things useful:
  1. Flat solid base
  1. Any workshop involving polystyrene must not involve cutting or breaking the cubes for health and safety reasons.
  2. The drawing exercise with graph paper is intended to encourage planning of the sculpture from all sides.
  3. The activity designing a sculpture using cubes matches with the virtual stone carving activity, Sculpturama.
  4. Try and get the children to work quite large.
  5. A sculpture from cubes of whatever material can either be made by only allowing the pupils to remove cubes from a block or by building on an empty base. A block which is 12 x 12 x 12 needs a total of 1728 cubes
Within this section, there are three types of questions; those asked by us, those that have come from children via the live video conference links and questions submitted via the submit button.
other interesting sites (relating to this terms activity)
Antony Gormley

Trudi Entwistle

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Longside Gallery

National Society for Education in Art and Design

An online resource for educational specialists, resources and support

Gateway to over 3,000 UK Museums, Galleries and Heritage Attractions

The Crafts Council is the UK's national organisation for the promotion of contemporary crafts
activity - Sculpturama