The delicious-looking sculptures may not be fit for human consumption, but they sure are brightening up the classroom in which they are currently displayed.
The Year 5/6s began their pop art unit by looking at the work of Warhol and Oldenburg, particularly the infamous Marilyn Monroe print and Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture.
Their teacher, Carmen Woods says the students looked at the different materials used by the artists and discussed size and scale, before designing the sculptures of their own.
“We started off with a template, so I gave them a donut template where they produced their own donut design and what they were going to put on it – what colours, what would their sprinkles look like and things like that,” Woods says.
From there, the students used paper and masking tape to create a circular form, then they put paper mache over the top of it. Using plaster casts, the students covered their sculpture to make it as hard as possible. From there, they were able to paint their designs.
“Lastly, we put on sprinkles so we put on beads and some of it was cut up little coloured wood chips that they put on the top and then we put a glaze on the top, just to make it nice and shiny,” Woods adds.
The entire project was very practical and messy, which Woods says the children particularly enjoyed.
“It was quite messy when we were making the plaster and the paper mache and that stuff,” she says.
“But I think they really enjoyed seeing how it evolved from something really as simple as a round shape, a round form with plaster, to something that actually looked like a giant donut.”