Sculpture III &IV

Flower Mound High School

Visual Arts Department

Sculpture  III&IV Curriculum

Drafted: Spring 2015

Sculpture III & IV expands on the technical skills learned in Sculpture II. The introduction of new techniques and skills will add diversity to the student’s skill set and ability to execute ideas. Each experience with different materials should end with the production of a finished piece. In Sculpture III through the artistic process and the mastery of new techniques and skills, the students will begin to develop a personal voice in their medium of choice. In Sculpture IV students will focus on creating an independent body of work that speaks to their own personal voice in the media of clay.

Mediums & Tools

  • Welding
  • Glass Slumping
  • Soap stone carving
  • Plaster
  • Fibers
  • Found Objects
  • Wood

Techniques and Skills

Each of these techniques and skills must be covered in the Sculpture III&IV experience. Demonstration and understanding of these techniques and skills will be reflected in the student’s portfolio. The development of concept and content should become evident in the work produced by the end of Sculpture III. The work produced in Sculpture IV should show a strong personal voice.

Techniques

  • Subtractive Sculpture
  • Found object
  • Installation 
  • Juxtaposition
  • Narrative
  • Kinetic
  • Concentration/ ongoing theme

Skills and Knowledge

  • Development of voice and personality in Sculptural work
    • Building strong compositions
    • Merging technique and concept
  • Using Studio Tools and Equipment Properly and Safely
  • The artist process:  Sketch/ Maquette/ Final Product
  • Three dimensional composition
  • Building large or complex structures that support themselves
  • Refining craftsmanship

Portfolio

The portfolio in Sculpture III is designed to show a student’s experience with the media, techniques and skills stated above. All of the specific projects below must be represented in the portfolio. Any medium or technique may be use to complete these projects. The students need to build a physical, digital or e-portfolio to represent the work completed in Sculpture III&IV.

  • One reductive sculpture
  • One found object sculpture
  • One kinetic sculpture
  • One narrative sculpture
  • A variety of maquettes
  • A variety of Sketches