SchoolArts Magazine

JAN 2019

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M I D D L E S C H O O L Adjective SCULPTURES W hen approaching project challenges with students, I try to create learning experiences that encour - age and reward risk-taking and divergent outcomes. This can be a challenge when students are using similar materials or methods. One approach that I have found success - ful is to introduce students to con- temporary artists to see how they use similar media to get wildly dif - ferent outcomes that best represent their artistic vision. Considering Clay Clay is a primary sculpting material for artists, which is why I wanted students in my 3D class to experience hand-building techniques with clay to create sculptural forms. Instead of giving them a theme or solid plan of action, students were asked to select texture adjectives from lists at sites such as Owlcation (see Web Links). Keeping the medium in mind, stu- dents sketched out possible solutions for sculptural forms they were inter- ested in creating. Researching Contemporary Artists After sketching their ideas, stu- dents paired up with a partner and researched contemporary ceramicists and sculptors such as Alberto Bustos, Hitomi Hosono, and Collin Lynch. Lilly, textured adjective sculpture. 28 JANUARY 2019 SchoolArts Janine Campbell

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