Traditional Totemic Heads with Year 7

Y7 has spent this term designing, drawing then carving out of stone traditional Totemic Heads.  They had to learn how to use saws, chisels sandpaper to ‘find’ the form in the stone trying not to make a wrong chip.  However any mistakes are turned into new opportunities.  After carving the white stone, smoothing it and cleaning it of all dust the traditional ancestral practice of painting with coloured oxides began.  This class has produced 28 magnificently individual sculptures beautifully decorated.  Task finished?  No!  They had to write down the exact process that was required and also let the sculpture speak what it was thinking in the way it looked and in its facial gesture.


Totemic Heads with Year 7