Sculpture Teacher Resources
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After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at school, and then write an organized and well-supported proposal to have the sculpture installed.
Students use recycled materials to create a sculpture using additive and subtractive processes. They give a presentation explaining the materials used and how this piece of artwork can be used to tell others about the importance of recycling.
Indian art depicts an amazing pantheon of gods and goddesses, each having interesting powers and purposes. Young art historians use the provided images to analyze a carved sculpture of a monkey-god. They then brainstorm the attributes found in many superheros, and create a three-dimensional sculpture of their super human hero.
Students identify and describe characteristics of minimalist sculpture. They work in groups to create an original minimalist sculpture, using careful written and mathematic documentation.
Students create a sculpture that expresses their thoughts and feelings concerning a social issue. The sculpture may awaken the viewer to the problem and possibly motivate them to action or a new understanding of the problem.
Older artists create 2-dimensional surfaces with paint, then use these paintings as the components of a 3-dimensional sculpture. They assemble a free-standing sculpture that may be viewed from any angle by using wire to create the shape. A beautiful product will result from this relatively easy-to-implement art lesson.
Students write a response after looking at the chalk sculptures of artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. In this sculpture and writing lesson, students watch a short video that show chalk sculptures before answering questions and writing a response about the works. They focus on author's intention in their writing.
Students discover visual arts by creating sculptures in class. In this personal expression instructional activity, students research the Internet and examine different examples of modern sculptures and 3 dimensional art. Students utilize paper stock, colored construction paper, scissors, markers and glue to create sculptures which they present to the class.
Learners see that there are many shapes and objects that can be created from other shapes and objects, and create a sculpture using bits and pieces of scrap wood. Includes instructions on how to make Tempera wood stain
Students discuss guitars, pointing out different parts of the guitar, compare/contrast guitars from different times, imagine they are designers hired to build a new age guitar, create many preliminary sketches, choose one, and begin their sculptures.
Students create paper sculptures. In this visual arts lesson plan, students observe photographs of abstract sculptures and describe their observations. Students use oaktag, tape, scissors, and markers to create their own paper sculptures. Students present their sculptures to the class.
Students sculpt clay letters. In this Keith Haring art lesson, students view a video interview of the artist, design their own clay sculpture, and display during a class "gallery walk".
Young scholars create a sculpture of one of their classmates heads in the manner of the Greek sculptures. They apply the correct terminology into making their sculpture. They evaluate their own project and focus on areas to improve on.
Students create a three dimensional animal sculpture. In this sculpting lesson, students use white art clay, gloss glaze, brushes, and wooden tools to create an animal sculpture.
In this boy scout merit badge: sculpture instructional activity, 8th graders research the topic with websites listed, answer 3 detailed questions about safety, tools, and careers, then complete 2 sculpting activities.
Young scholars discuss relief sculptures and examine many examples of Roman urns with relief sculptures. They consider the information these urns give us about Roman culture and then use drywall to design and create their own relief sculpture pieces.
Students view examples of classical Greek sculptures. As a class, they identify the expressive and technical qualities of each and significant works from different time periods. They create their own sculpture of their partner's head using the same techniques as the Greeks.
Learn about anthropomorphic pottery sculptures in this informative video. Young artists demonstrate how to create them, using sculpting clay and plastic bottles. Great video footage, photographs, and detailed text are included.
Eighth graders examine various 20th century artists and their sculptures. They view and analyze slides, compare/contrast the artists' styles, and create an original sculpture.