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Shaping Ideas: Symbolism in Sculpture—Lesson 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young artists create a series of sketches of ideas for a sculpture, and using the criteria develop in the previous class, critique their sketches. They then choose one of their ideas and create their work of art.
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Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture

For Teachers 1st - 6th
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...
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Relief Foil Sculpture

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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.
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Kinetic Sculpture

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Let your creativity run wild. Scholars build a sculpture out of basic materials. These sculptures must be able to move in the wind (from an electric fan). However, they must also withstand the wind enough to not fall over—it's quite the...
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Kinetic Sculpture

For Students 5th - 8th
Build a sculpture that moves on its own; no power source required! The second installment of a five-part series has individuals create a sculpture that moves with the wind. It can't topple over though, so some type of support is necessary.
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Soft Sculpture Birds

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Art can mimic life, and animals are always interesting subjects. Learners create large soft sculptures (stuffed) birds using paper, paint, and other basic collage materials. They view images of birds, and discuss bird traits and shapes....
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Figurative Slot Sculptures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create 3-dimensional works of art in the form of slot sculptures. I love this lesson, because it exposes students to a completely different form of art. Everything you need to do to successfully-implement this lesson is...
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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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Ceramic Sculpture: Lesson Plan

For Teachers 10th
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...
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Let's Create a Sculpture!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students engage in a lesson that is about creating a sculpture with the help of viewing sculptures in the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. They use modeling clay to create personal sculptures using the pictures as examples for personal artwork.
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Toothpick Sculpture

For Teachers K - 5th
You'll be surprized at how much engineering, design, and creativity can go into a toothpick and a marshmallow. Learners make toothpick sculptures where they construct three-dimentional models by sticking marshmallows and toothpicks...
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Wild Moving Lizard Sculpture

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Lizards are amazing! After a lesson on reptiles, take a look at this set of instructions. You'll be able to guide your class in making a paper lizard sculpture that moves. This idea also includes variations on the paper technique used...
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Shaping Ideas: Symbolism in Sculpture—Lesson 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final session in a sequential, three-lesson sculpture study designed by the education staff of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has class members using the criterial they developed to critique each others' symbolic sculptures.
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Creating Cast Paper Sculptures

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Cast paper sculptures have been around since the time of Ancient China. Young artists learn about history through this art form and how it has evolved throughout the years, and then make a mold and cast paper sculpture of their own. This...
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Portraits in Clay: Elementary Sculpture Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
It is lovely how this lesson plan incorporates the importance or personal expression and art history. Children create low-fire ceramic heads that express emotion or personal feelings. The entire process is laid out step-by-step. All you...
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3D Paper-Edge Figure Sculptures

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students discover visual arts by creating sculptures in class. For this personal expression lesson, students research the Internet and examine different examples of modern sculptures and 3 dimensional art. Students utilize paper stock,...
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Pipe Cleaner Sculpture

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners of any age can make the most out of their pipe cleaners. This art project idea is very simple and yet, it could result in some amazing works of art. They use pipe cleaners, flat styrofoam, straws, pasta, and beads to create...
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Sculpture: Exploring Pop Art: Creating

For Teachers K - 4th
Learners work in teams to create collaborative sculptures of food. They are required to create the food, dishes, and utensils needed to display their work. Note: This is a team building and design exercise.
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Paper Clay Fish Sculpture

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Why not get creative and use paper clay to create colorful fish sculptures? All the steps needed to complete this activity are included. Your class will sculpt beautiful fish while exploring color, shape, and creative thinking. Use these...
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Dig This: A Relief Sculpture of Dinosaur Bones

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
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...
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Wired with Alexander Calder

For Teachers 4th - 12th
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,...
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Teaching Innovative Wire Sculpture

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Learners discuss the differences between wire art and sculpture. In groups, they practice using the wire in different ways and making innovative sculptures. They make a sculpture of what they are most interested in, may it be animals,...
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Building a Sculpture

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Youngsters view a photograph of Mark di Suvero's three-dimensional sculpture, "Lao Tzu."  They note the shapes visible in the piece and then create their own works of art using simple shapes. 
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Abstract Planes in Paper Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create maquettes of abstract sculptures utilizing the elements of art; line, shape, value, color, space and texture and the principles of design; balance, emphasis, contrast, rhythm and movement, pattern and unity. These...

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