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Cardboard-Build your own cityscape: Students will research several cities for the cityplanners ideas of how a city is set up and make their own fantasy city. Literally, thinking outside (but using) the box. Size requirements: 24” by 24” by 6”. Each student will begin sketching a cityscape as homework and each will create their own city (highly detailed) using five-to-seven different applications of corrugated cardboard. The measurement restriction on size is not to exceed 30” by 30” by 8” in any given direction. II. Cardboard-Functional Furnishing: Students will research several eras of furniture construction and styles, create 2-5 sketches, and build a piece of furniture that reflects both the technique of an era and the students own influences. It must support at least 350 lbs. III. Wood/Tree-10’s/100’s/1000’s of Things: Students will draw/sketch what the form is going to look like and re-create it using 1 pre-made, largely fabricated item (like toothpicks, Popsicle sticks, and Dixie cups) to create a sculpture that has movement “in the round” and balance. There is not a size restriction on this project. Use of adhesive is allowed. IV. Wood/Tree-Body Extension/Distortion Sculpture: Students will do research covering the human figure and the use of the human figure in art. They will also write (in their journal) a 1 page paper explaining why artwork depicting nudes can be tasteful and respectful to the human form, no research needed. Students will choose a nude figure that has been painted (or sculpted) from any era in Art and reproduce that figure using dowel rods (or sticks.) The way in which the student will be distorting, warping, and extending the form of the figure is entirely up to the student. The student must be conscious of three dimensional space, the use of area within the sculpture (negative space), and the possibilities that arise when multi-media is considered as an option. V. Ceramics-Slab Teapots (hand built clay form): Same format as prior lessons. New glazing techniques will be introduced. Must be solidly constructed. No chips, no dings, no bubbles in the glaze unless it was intended. Must function as a true teapot with a traditional teapot pouring axis (a right angle fixated on the angle of the handle versus the spout.) VI. Ceramics-Animal/Tribal Coil Vessels with a Lid: Height requirement: 18” or taller. Same rules apply to this ceramics project as the slab teapot. Student will research several aspects of tribal/animal inspired art from both Meso-Americans (peoples who lived in Central-America during the 1200-1650 A.D.) and from new ceramicists today. Students must draw several plans for their vessel. VII. Wire Sculpture depicting a 3-Dimensional landscape: Same requirements as previous projects. Must contain a foreground, mid-ground, and background. VIII. Metal Foil Sculpture: Same requirements as previous projects. IX. Plaster Sculpting-Organic: Same requirements as previous projects. Students will study drawings by John James Audubon, from the Audubon Society, then draw or sketch examples of fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Following the sketches all students will carve a tactile, organic, and inviting sculpture. People MUST want to pick it up to prove it’s not real. Size of plaster form 7” by 7” by 7”. X. Plaster Sculpting-Organic/Industrial fusion: Art of the “Alien”. Watch (with parent’s permission) all of the “Aliens” saga. Study the inspiration for the film, the artistry, and
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cinematography. Same requirements of previous projects. Size requirements: must be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 5’; smaller than 3’ x 3’ x 7’. Soft Sculpture: Students will take a traditional object from the home and re-create it using fabrics and various stuffing media, making it 50-100 times bigger than the original size. Hard Sculpture: Students will take a traditionally soft object and re-create it using concrete. Requirement-it must be a triompe de l’oeil (fooling the eye). Mimicry: Students will use found objects (junk) to construct a creature of his/her choice. Those found objects must not reflect the creature in any way, shape or form. Frank Gehry Project: Students will study five landmark Gehry buildings’ choose 10 features from each one and produce an homage to Gehry using the 50 most poignant features. Architectural features are not a requirement and are entirely up to the student to employ those features. Under-estimate: Students must create a project that can be enclosed within itself (like a jewelry box) that has a plain exterior and an interior that explains how they feel about an issue that each student will pick out. Repetitive Sculpture: Execute the same sculpture, in different media. Students must solve all visual, textural, and technical problems that can arise. Student Option. Permanent Outdoor Classroom installations: Same requirements as above. Student Option. Series work in personal iconography: Same requirements as above. Student Option. Series work in Wire: Same requirements as above. Student Option. Welding Junkyard Found Objects: Student option, personal project.