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Middle [6th-8th] Lesson Plan

Famous Artist Sculpture

Created on January 28, 2016 by MsAlkire

Students research famous artists, then create a 12 inch sculpture to represent them.

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10+ sessions; 45 minutes per session

1. SWBAT recall information about a specific artist, their style and relevance to the art world.

1. Straws(for the bone structure)
2. Newspaper(for the muscles)
3. Tape
4. Fabric Scraps
5. Air Dry Clay (facial features)
6. Yarn (hair)
7. Cardboard
8. Acrylic Paint
9. Hot glue

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1. Research
2. Build the skeleton of the body with straws and tape
3. Build the muscles using newspaper and tape
4. Cover the head with air dry clay and shape the facial features, let dry
5. Paint the facial features
6. Add hair
7. Add clothing using fabric

This takes about 3 weeks if you want it done well. This was for my advanced middle school class.

Ansel Adams, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Dale Chihuly, Edgar Degas, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, Wayne Thiebaud, Cy Twombly, Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright

Form, Proportion/Size, Texture

Acrylic, Mixed Media, Sculpture

History/Social Studies, Multicultural Studies