3D Construction with Craig Dyson

Upper Batley High      Fieldhead Primary      Healey JI&N    Mill Lane Primary

Craig’s artistic career began at the age of 10 when he had saved up enough money to buy his first workshop – a small garden shed. His childhood passion for sculpture in particular grew naturally into the professional work he enjoys today, creating artworks with and for communities and individuals around the world.

One of the driving forces in Craig’s work, and the thing he loves sharing with people, is a firm belief in the power of art both as a means to communicate and as a learning tool. He sees art as a hugely diverse topic – it can be maths, geography, history, science and literacy too. He is a great believer in the benefits that artistic learning brings, and is passionate about developing that potential whenever he works with groups and schools. He sees especially strong links between his specialist area – sculpture – and science, which is one of the reasons we were delighted to have him on the Change team for the second year running.

For Craig, the simple task of heating a piece of metal can lead into a fascinating world of shape formation, colour flashes and state changes. His groups – who all focused on the Forces topic and using 3D construction/sculpture techniques to explore different aspects of forces – went off on some exciting creative journeys!