Sculpture Teacher Resources
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Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture
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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 5 Downloads
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.
4th - 6th Science 11 Views 37 Downloads
Wired with Alexander Calder
Kids consider how the body functions and moves, how each structure has a specific movement and purpose. They apply that idea as they construct a sculptural piece that moves. For inspiration they look to the work of Alexander Calder, examine his mobiles and then design and create one as a class.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 34 Downloads
Anthropomorphic Pottery Sculptures
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.
2 mins 3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson: Creating a Superhero Sculpture
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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 20 Downloads
Think IT, Draw IT, Make IT: Cooperative Sculpture Making
Students identify and describe characteristics of minimalist sculpture. They work in groups to create an original minimalist sculpture, using careful written and mathematic documentation.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 13 Downloads
Flexible "Glass" Sculpture
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.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Free Form Sculpture
Tenth graders explore abstract and non-representational art forms through research and artistic expression. They research a free form artist, their work, and abstract sculpture. They then work with pantyhose, chicken wire, plaster, and paint to create a free-form masterpiece.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Ceramic Sculpture: Lesson Plan
Three-Dimensional sculpture, the artists who create it, and ceramic techniques are all covered in this plan. Tenth graders take a trip to a local art museum, watch a presentation on clay sculpture, then design a 3-D art piece. They study the terminology, artists, and techniques needed to create a thoughtful and artistic piece.
10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 18 Downloads
Relief Foil Sculpture
A little tin foil can go a long way. Middle schoolers create relief sculptures out of card board and foil. The step-by-step procedure and materials list are included. Note: This project can be done with children as young as seven.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson: Emphasis on Exaggeration
His ears, head, and designs are all an exaggerated form of art. Learners examine a South American sculpture in terms of how exaggeration was used to convey meaning. They then work through the design process as they create similarly exaggerated sculptures that communicate meaning.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson: Skin Fruit: Ideas of Empathy in Janine Antoni's Work
Kids get artistic as they explore the impact of art materials, sculpture, and performance. They discuss the work of Janine Antoni and then create a performance piece that reflects social or global issues they feel strongly about. The end result should be an empathetic, thoughtful, and highly engaging experience for the entire class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to create their own expressive sculpture.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 51 Views 91 Downloads
Dig This: A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones
This is a truly amazing project. Perfect to use during your next dinosaur unit. Second and fifth graders work together to draw and make a relief sculpture of a nine foot-long stegosaurus. They discuss what paleontologists do and then engage in a mock dig.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
3D Paper-Edge Figure Sculptures
Learners discover visual arts by creating sculptures in class. In this personal expression lesson plan, students research the Internet and examine different examples of modern sculptures and 3 dimensional art. Learners utilize paper stock, colored construction paper, scissors, markers and glue to create sculptures which they present to the class.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 27 Downloads