Clay Sculpture - Course Description
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Polarity is one of the themes of 9th grade. In this course we first studied the form qualities of the human skull through modeling and observation. Developing an eye for proportion, left/right symmetry, and working with concave and convex in the round are key elements. Having modeled the underlying structure to the best of their ability in the time given, the students are then asked to bring the skull to life. A slow building up technique is introduced and they are asked to practice it as they modeled an overlay using the skull as the base. Through careful observation of the changes in the mood of the growing form, they begin to shape the features of a human being. At this stage character and expression are released through a balance between building up and carving. My evaluation of the students is based on the following: listening skills, concentration on the task, how they collaborate with their peers and the instructor, their progress in sculpting technique, and behavior.
Faculty: Frances Vig
Class Dates: January 29th-March 28th, 2013
Curriculum Area: High School Art Block
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