In the Sculpture I course, students will design and make large and small three-dimensional works in a variety of materials including cardboard, paper, wood, wire, plaster, fibers, stone and found objects. Students will demonstrate basic skills in design and construction.
Grade Level(s): 10th-12th grade
Related Priority Standards (State &/or National): Missouri Grade Level Expectations for Visual Arts
- How are the elements and principles of design chosen in an informed manner?
- How does media choice aid in the success of an artwork?
- Why do artists create the work that they do or historically did?
- How should an artist present their artwork?
- How should one respond to another person's artwork?
Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas
Students will understand that:
- Form follows function: formal qualities and what form something takes is dependent on what it is supposed to do.
- Media is a vehicle for expression: the base materials of art can be loaded with expressions (especially when done wisely).
- Meaning, feeling, or narrative or not innate in artwork; they have to be wisely uploaded, and then driven into the artwork.
- People create artwork in response to activities, events, and conventions surrounding them: all artists have reasons for what they do.
- Meaning and quality of artwork are subjective, but justifiable.
Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)
Unit 1: Modeling
Unit 2: Assemblage
Unit 3: Subtractive
Unit 4: Casting
Course Resources & Materials: Art of Education Flex and Pro for ART
Date Last Revised/Approved: 2010