• Course Description

    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

    Essential Questions

    • 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