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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.
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.
Elementary schoolers take a look at the work of sculptor Roxanne Swentzell. They pay particular attention to her work, Mud Woman Rolls On. Then, the young artists use clay to create a sculpture of their own which has the theme of a storyteller. All of the instructions and materials needed to implement the lesson plan are clearly laid out for you in the plan. The pieces of art that kids make during the activity will become instant family treasures.
What are non-traditional sculptural materials and how can they be used to reinvent a work of art? The class examines the techniques and materials used in the creation of Mount Rushmore; they then re-imagine the piece using sculptural material such as toilet paper, chopsticks, paper clips, or spaghetti. The final project will be a three-dimensional interpretation of the larger-than-life sculpture.
Now here is a great lesson that will really help your learners see the connection between art and engineering. First, you'll discuss kinetic sculptures and the design process. Then, you'll engage them in a hands-on activity where they use paper and brads to fashion a four-bar mechanism. The mechanisms can be discussed in terms of art, form, function, and construction.
Budding artists experiment with balance and movement as they learn about Alex Calder and his kinetic sculptures. They'll view several of Calder's pieces and review biographical information, then they'll work through the artistic process as they create Calder-like sculptures. Tip: There is an intrinsic link between balance, weight, and measurement; explore these ideas with your students as you allow them to experiment with materials. Have them take observation notes that relate all three concepts.
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.
Alberto Giacometti is a renowned sculpture, made popular by his "tall, gaunt" figures. His sculptures have been interpreted in many ways: representing isolation, Holocaust victims, or of one standing against adversity. Giacometti says that he was sculpting human shadows. This is a great project to link to many studies that relate to the various interpretations.
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. The full 10-day procedure is included.
Students identify visual arts by identifying famous artwork on-line. In this sculpture instructional activity, students utilize the web to research popular sculptors and to see a video interview with Keith Haring. Students utilize paper, cardboard, markers, pencils and paper clips to create their own sculptures which they display around school.
Students write a response after looking at the chalk sculptures of artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. In this sculpture and writing activity, 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.
Young scholars discover visual arts by creating sculptures in class. In this personal expression lesson, students research the Internet and examine different examples of modern sculptures and 3 dimensional art. Young scholars utilize paper stock, colored construction paper, scissors, markers and glue to create sculptures which they present to the class.
Kindergarten artists use tin foil to sculpt action-packed creations. They discuss the purpose and types of sculptures commonly seen and then sculpt tin foil people. Tip: Have learners make their action sculptures show a verb, that way you can incorporate grammar and art in one lesson.
Leaves are always interesting subjects to study. Learners get familiar with the leaves in their school by creating leaf bowl sculptures. They'll discuss the importance of leaves, the cultural significance and use of bowls, as well as sculptural techniques and terminology. Then, they'll use air-dry-clay to make their bowls.
Explore the pop art movement and create a sculpture in the pop art style based on a visual pun, or play on words. The scholar's work may use humor, allegory, metaphor, or be in the form of a parody. Visual examples are provided, and some basic pop art vocabulary is provided. Let the creativity flow!