Working with wire is a very accessible and immediate way of introducing notions such as ‘drawing in space’ and volume, and can be used as an exercise across all subject matters and integrated into topics and projects across all key stages. It requires limited resources and simple tools, and as an artistic activity, aids the development of 3D skills, like dexterity and the manipulation of materials.
Ensure that students have plenty of space around themselves when they are working with wire and that they are aware of the dangers of sharp ends near eyes – both their own and their neighbours’. You might wish to encourage the wearing of safety goggles.
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