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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

aluminum foil sculptures (created for distance learning)

Created on April 14, 2020 by artspaz

students will learn about sculpture and use foil to create a figure.

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2 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT: Understand the difference between additive and subtractive forms of sculpture

1. Aluminum foil
2. Cardboard from a food box
3. Stapler
4. Crayon or marker
5. Yarn and or fabric

Need these materials? Visit Blick!

1. Put students into groups of 3-4. Give each group 3 pieces of foil.( 2 about 6-8 inches and 1 about 10-12 inches)
One piece should be about 1/4 longer than the other 2.

2. Challenge each group to come up with a way to use all the foil to create a figure that doesn't flop over! Have one of them record the steps and directions of how they did it. ( 20 minutes)

3. Have the groups explain and show how they solved the problem.

4. As a class vote on the best solution and write up the directions, so next session each student can create their own figure based off of the winning groups directions.

5. If no group had a good solution, use the long piece and a short piece first.

6. Place the 2 pieces together so the bottom parts are level, twist about half way from the shorter piece up about 1/4 of the way. These 2 pieces will make the legs, were the twist starts will be the hips and the twisted part is the body. leave enough of the smaller end to be 1 arm, use the other small piece to twist around the first arm and the neck to create the other arm. Fold the rest of the long piece down to make the head.

Students will fill out an exit slip....
Have a fellow artist answer this question.... Is this sculpture interesting from all sides? Why/ why not?

here is my demo video ( I did this for distance learning with my students!)

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore

Ancient Greece, Baroque