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SunValley High School
9171 Telfair Ave
Sun Valley Ca 91352
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Task:

student_workingCreate a 3-dimensional sculpture using deduction methods of carving from Plaster of Paris.

After finishing, apply Acrylic paint (non primary color).

Helpful websites

Art Institute of Chicago Modern Sculpture

A New Leaf Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

Studio Art > Introduction to Sculpture

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Creating our Sculpture?

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Scultping forms are a really difficult task. Creating life from a block of clay or plaster takes vision, flexibility, creativity, and time.

We began with a milk carton and filled it with Plaster of Paris. After it hardened, we used carver tools to create our scultpure.

The rectangular prism or cube(depending on the carton) has 6 faces. Therefore, while working, we had to keep in mind that the 6 faces had to create our final piece. No matter which face shows on the sculpture, there should be design elements and principles including balance and unity and or contrast.

Forms should not be recognizable. The sculpture should be free flowing and edges can not be rectangular.

This process takes time and requires patience. What was removed, could not be replaced. The artist must keep this in mind at all times. This piece is all about transformation. We made something from nothing.

 

 

 

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