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Wire Figure Sculpture

This wire figure sculpture lesson is one of my favorite lessons of all time. It is engaging, challenging, and allows for students to explore personal expression. The artist connections are endless, and using the human body as a subject allows students to explore what it means to be human. Do you have a short attention span like me? This quick video will give you a … Continue reading Wire Figure Sculpture

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Coil Lantern Video Tutorial

This this coil lantern video tutorial is an excellent high school clay project. This classroom ready tutorial will show you step by step decorative coil building and then proper construction techniques. Once it is fired (or try it with air dry clay!) it will make a clay lantern that can hold a candle. This clay lantern tutorial with decorative coils is perfect for beginners or … Continue reading Coil Lantern Video Tutorial

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Found Object Assemblage Sculpture

Found object assemblage sculpture is one of my all time favorite lessons. They are budget friendly and a great introduction to composition, which can be a tricky topic in the art room. I love seeing my students’ inner scavenger come alive. There are so many directions to take a found object assemblage and many contemporary artists to draw inspiration. I like to focus on an … Continue reading Found Object Assemblage Sculpture

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Modular Sculpture Art Lesson

Modular Sculpture: Easy 3D Lesson If you are looking for an inexpensive sculpture assignment that teaches the foundations of 3D art, try out this modular sculpture art lesson!  I taught this to my 3D Design class that always has quite a mixed bag of students.  Many have not taken any other art class in high school and are true beginners.  I wanted to teach a … Continue reading Modular Sculpture Art Lesson

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Clay Figure Sculpture

I am hoping this school year will be one for trying out brand new ideas or bringing back old favorites. Nothings stretches your imagination like teaching during a global pandemic, right? I always want my students to have opportunities to create sculpture. In 2020, a social distanced art room is very different than the hustle and bustle of a clay clean-up from the past. How … Continue reading Clay Figure Sculpture