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Carve a Free-Form Sculpture
Learners construct a free-from sculpture. For this sculpting lesson, students use plaster of paris, a malt cup, and finishing tools to create a sculpture. Learners share their finished art pieces.
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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....
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Sculpting and Riddles-African Nkisi Nkondi
Young scholars practice sculpting a face inspired by the face of the "Nkisi." In this sculpting instructional activity, students use dry clay to sculpt a face using their fingers. Young scholars are shown the "Nkisi" and discuss what the...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Plaster and Vermiculite Carving
Provide your class with the opportunity to experience the design process and subtractive sculpture. You mix vermiculite and plaster to create a soft variable material. Learners use this material to carve any abstract art form they...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts