Chiaozza inspired sculptures with year 7

6 Nov 2017

Category: Art, Art Lesson Plans

Chiaozza inspired sculptures

Rough sketch of Chiaozza inspired sculture

 

When I searched for ‘Nature inspired’ sculptures, Pinterest introduced me to the Art duo, Chiaozza. Together, Adam Frezza and Terri Chaio are the creative minds behind the nature inspired, cartoon sculptures of Chiaozza (pronounced ‘Yowza’).
What a fantastic source of inspiration for my year 7 class’ unit on sculpture! We started our journey by looking at some images of unusual flowers, sea creatures and bugs! Each student could choose 3 images from the handouts supplied and combine these wonderful creatures to create their sculptural design.

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Featured below are the inspiration images I gave to students. I printed each page out and cut up the images into individual images for students to choose from.

Underwater Inspiration images

Underwater inspiration images

Inspect inspiration images

Insect inspiration images

Flower inspiration images

Flower inspiration images

Underwater, Insect and Flower inspiration

Work in progress!

 

Bases were constructed from plaster of Paris with wire inserted to create the sculptural forms. Aluminium foil was added to the wire to create form which was then covered in mod roc plaster bandage.

 

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chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

Chloe chose the 3 images above to inspire her sculpture below.

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

Sculpture drawings

All drawings were annotated with materials that would be used to create the sculpture.

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture

chiaozza nature inspired sculpture