Lesson # 12 - Mixed Media Sculpture Objective The student will demonstrate understanding of three dimensional form by constructing an aluminum foil animal. Focus Element - form, texture Focus Principles - pattern Standards (AP) Artistic Perception - Identify the elements of visual art.(1.3) (CE) Creative Expression - Create original works of art. (2.2) (AV) Aesthetic Valuing - Analyze one's own and others' artwork.(4.4) Open Court Themes Pictures Tell Stories Friendship Stick To It School Shadows Concept A three dimensional form, or sculpture, is an artwork that can be viewed from all sides. Resources This lesson is taken directly from the PORTFOLIOS Teacher’s Guide* ADVENTURES IN ART: pp. 122&123 ART CONNECTIONS: pp. 70 & 71 ART EXPRESS: pp. 66 & 67 and pp. 94 & 95 *PORTFOLIOS: pp. 52 & 53 Art example: Bottle Cap Giraffe, Anonymous Vocabulary words sculpture form three-dimensional pinch twist Materials aluminum foil squares, at least 6” x 6”, about 6 per student toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls, one per student construction paper scraps scissors optional: small found objects (buttons, bottle caps, etc.) chipboard for base markers yarn glue Kindergarten, lesson #12 DIRECTED LESSON Get Set Have a student volunteer come to the front of the room and hold a pose. Discuss the idea that a person is a three dimensional form. Can we walk around this sculpture? What other three dimensional objects can the children find in their classroom? Focus Looking at Bottle Cap Giraffe, ask students to describe the form. What would it look like from the other side? Develop Ask students to tell you the names of some animals they like. Show them a cardboard tube. What part of the animal’s body does it resemble? Show students how to cover the tube with foil and add legs. Students can cut heads from paper and add yarn tails or manes. They can draw faces with markers or glue on found objects when available. Evaluation What is the name of your animal? What else could you add to it? Summary A sculpture is a three dimensional form that takes up space. We can walk around it. Journal writing prompt Visualize a habitat for your animal. Tell where it lives and what it eats. Give reasons why you like your artwork. Extensions READING - Read THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by David Jorgensen. VA - Make a classroom zoo or other environmental display for the animals. Draw or paint a background mural for the wall and tabletop. VA - Have children move to lively music. Unexpectedly stop the music and have children freeze. Talk about the sculptures they have made with their bodies. VA - Make sculptures with clay or modeling dough. Make a person or an animal. Assessment (AP) I know that sculptures take up space. (CE) I made a sculpture of an animal. (AV) I can talk about why I like my artwork.