Left to right: Victor covers the cut on his cast leg with tape to seal it; Juan Vargas, grade 11, uses a glass head for his
full-body piece; Brandon Banks, grade 11, finishes an arm.
further. They reviewed how they
wanted to display their sculpture.
I’ve had students create sculptures
that come out of the wall, hang
from the ceiling, stand on their
own, and sit in chairs. Some of my
students “stuffed” their sculptures
with colored paper or objects, and
some added lights. The
transparency of the tape works to
the sculpture’s advantage when displaying them in front of sunny windows. The light that filters through
creates a lovely crystal-like effect.
something rather quickly and see
the results sooner. Students all have
a lot of fun with this lesson.
Cristina Coro is an art teacher in San
Angelo, Texas. firstname.lastname@example.org
This lesson works well because all NATIONAL STANDARD
students can be successful. Students Students create multiple solutions
l ike the fact that they can create t o specific visual arts problems that
sculptures on a larger scale. In demonstrate competence in produc-
a ddition, they can create ing effective relationships between
structural choices and artistic func-t ions.
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Ryan McMillan, grade twelve.