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Sculpting and Riddles-African Nkisi Nkondi

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice sculpting a face inspired by the face of the "Nkisi." In this sculpting lesson, students use dry clay to sculpt a face using their fingers. Students are shown the "Nkisi" and discuss what the purpose might have been for...
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Body Sculpting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Intended as a preview for Portland's art exhibit, The Body Beautiful, this slide show provides images of the sculpted human body. Both ancient Greek and more modern sculpted images of the human form are presented for discussion or visual...
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Whittling and Sculpting

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create sculptures while practicing whittling.  In this arts and crafts instructional activity, students utilize a knife and sculpt soap models based on the novel My Side of the Mountain.  Students may work on their models...
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Clay Heads

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Sculpting can be a rewarding way to accent a lesson in any subject. This project requires learners to design and sculpt a head out of clay. The entire process is outlined in this resource; including photos and suggested materials. Tip:...
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Clowing Around: Ceramics

For Teachers K - 8th
Clowns are a big hit with kids! Explore a few circus related websites to get an idea of how clowns look and what they do. They then build sculpting skills by creating expressive clown faces out of clay. Web links, materials list, and...
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Making a Chiminea

For Teachers 7th
A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace usually made from terracotta. Your class will make miniature versions of this useful heating device to practice specific sculpting techniques. This instructional activity spans four days. It includes...
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Cloud Sculpting

For Teachers 1st
Dance is a fantastic way to communicate thoughts, feelings, and even science concepts. Make this activity a part of your next unit on weather and clouds. Kids will discuss types of clouds, how they look, and what they do. Then, they will...
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Friendship Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - Higher Ed
Learners explore sculpture. In this lesson about sculpting, students create a portrait bust. Learners choose a classmate to make a bust of and apply all of the necessary elements to their bust. Students will have a better understanding...
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use clay, molding, and cardboard to create a sculpture of a bird and a bird house. Students complete 5 steps to making this sculpture.
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Small Scale Sculpting: Etch Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Make works of art using a vintage yet effective etching strategy. The surface of a semiconductor chip has specific patterns formed through a process called etching. Through a lab investigation, young scholars recreate that process on a...
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Japanese Tea and Teacups

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders use the potter's wheel to make Japanese style tea cups, which they will use in a Japanese style tea ceremony. They hone their sculpting techniques while exploring Japanese cultural and the history of tea. There are two...
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Anthropomorphic Pottery Sculptures

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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.
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Haring Inspired Drawing and Sculpture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research art by identifying the work of Keith Haring. In this sculpting lesson, students utilize the web to examine sculptures and drawings in the style of Keith Haring. Middle schoolers utilize sculpting wire, foil,...
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Rollie-Pollie - - Ceramic Art

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are introduced to a variety of sculpting techniques: rolling, pinching and scoring. They practice utilizing additive and subtractive processes in making simple sculptural forms to depict bugs. Each student also interprets...
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Clay Exploration

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create clay sculptures. In this sculpting lesson, students work in various stations to familiarize themselves with clay and use tools to make their own art piece.
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Sculpted, Painted Balsa-Foam African Masks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create an African mask. In this African art instructional activity, students use Balsa-Foam and acrylic paints to construct an African mask. Students carve out the facial features and seal it with a coat of Gesso.
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Round and Round: Circles and Cylinders

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore how to make holes with clay. In this sculpting instructional activity, students view Hubert Candelario's "Jar" and analyze the holes in the clay. Students use techniques to make their own sculpture inspired by...
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Smooth and Polished

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Learners explore types of textures in sculptures. In this sculpting lesson, students explore various sculptures such as the "Olmec Seated Figure." Learners practice a polishing technique using sandpaper on an art piece.
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Gargoyles: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Study the symbolism and significance of Gargoyles throughout the Gothic era, and then make one. Kids visit three different websites to learn about these goolish protectors, then hone their sculpting skills while making one. They make...
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Modern Figure Sculpture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to myths formed by many cultures as a unique genre of literature. They use critical thinking skills to compare and contrast mythic tales, compare versions of the same story, and respond to literature in...
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Making a Basic Clay Animal Sculpture In-The-Round

For Teachers 5th - 9th
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.
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For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover visual arts by participating in a sculpting activity. In this artistic expression lesson, students examine some of the more famous sculptures in world history by utilizing the Internet. Students utilize clay, paper...
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Carve a Free-Form Sculpture

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars construct a free-from sculpture. For this sculpting lesson, students use plaster of paris, a malt cup, and finishing tools to create a sculpture. Young scholars share their finished art pieces.

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