2nd July 2018
This year's Art Week focused on the fiction genre of 'Steampunk' and we began the theme with a trip to Perrygrove Railway to experience steam engines for ourselves!
Once back at school we learnt about steampunk and what influenced it. We looked at The Victorians, their lives and their inventions and how these are used in steampunk stories and influence costumes.
We used the book 'Steampunk Alphabet' as inspiration for our own work, inventing our own steampunk machines and creating mixed media pictures of them. We wrote our own verses to describe our machines.
Steampunk has spread from fiction into the world of conventions and meets where fans dress in costume. We created our own steampunk top hats featuring themes from the genre such as cogs, keys and clocks as well as goggles.