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Sculpture I

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