Oakgrove students make truly unique figurines using the textile hardener Paverpol. The end products show just how creative and imaginative the students are.
Paverpol is an environmentally friendly hardener from Holland. It was developed by Dutch artists as a user-friendly replacement for resin. Dip fabrics into Paverpol, drape or wrap the material around wire figures or other armature and leave to dry. Paverpol dries fast, but slowly enough to allow plenty of open working time. Sculpturors, mixed media artists, fiber artists, and theatre set crews all use the medium.
Letting their imaginations go, our students created amazing sculptures. The end products are truly amazing.
They were motivated and encouraged by Gloria Perry, a successful artist and former Art teacher. "I really enjoyed the Paverpol Workshop because I learnt new techniques and have been inspired to pursue a career in the Arts. Gloria went through the process step by step in great detail and I was confident enough to create my figure very quickly. The Paverpol was really fun to use. You can mould the fabric into any shape you want. It was amazing to see how each of us produced a unique sculpture even though we were all using the same materials. The possibilities are endless with this material and I can’t wait to do another sculpture in the future.”
Jack Kyle Year 11
Visit Gloria’s website-www.urneycreations.co.uk