Studio: Sculpture


The vast potential for three-dimensional artworks can make teaching sculpture a challenge. Additionally, you may have concerns about materials, safety, and technology. This can feel overwhelming for even the most experienced art teacher.

For many of us, what we learned about sculpture in college was either with clay or materials and methods not appropriate or possible for use with kindergarten through high school students. This course is meant to bridge the gap. It has been specially designed to meet the needs of K-12 art educators in sculpture arts, from beginner to advanced.

Through demonstration and hands-on learning, you will select methods and materials best for you and your students. Whether you are teaching elementary art or high school sculpture, you will walk away from this course with new and innovative methods to practically incorporate sculpture into your art curriculum.

Supplies Needed

To complete this course you will need some basic sculpture supplies, many of which you most likely already own. View the materials list for this course.

3
Graduate Credits
135
Contact Hours Total
Graduate Credits / PD Hours 3 Graduate Credits / 135 PD Hours
Price Non-Graduate Credit $597.00 / Graduate Credit $1047.00
Timeline
Mon Fri
Oct 1 Nov 30
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Oct 1 Nov 30
 
Nov 1 Dec 31
Dec 1 Jan 31
Only 4 days remaining to enroll in this course.
Course Code
EDUC500 AOE 033
Graduate Credit Partner

Takeaways

  • Experiment with a wide variety of sculpture media and methods while also realizing the unique safety precautions of sculpture supplies.
  • Learn from art educators who understand the challenges of teaching sculpture to students.
  • Create resources, tools, and hands-on sculpture examples to use directly in the classroom.
  • Research best practices in the management and organization of sculpture media.
  • Demonstrate conceptual planning and installation of three-dimensional artworks.
  • Push your own personal practice to the next level while revamping your sculpture art curriculum.

Course Breakdown

Week 1
History, Vocabulary & Safety
  1. Learn about the historical evolution of sculpture methods and curriculum.
  2. Create an instructional tool to teach sculpture in your classroom.
Week 2
Additive Sculpture
  1. Investigate assemblage, construction, and armatures.
  2. Write a three to four paragraph action plan outlining how you plan to use additive sculpture in your classroom.
Week 3
Subtractive Sculpture
  1. Choose one subtractive material/method and create one small finished piece of art.
  2. Create a process board that showcases your learning.
Week 4
Advanced Methods
  1. Gain greater insight into the possibilities of kinetic sculpture in your classroom.
  2. Create a maquette for using lights, motors, or other technology.
Week 5
Ephemeral, Environmental, and Installation Sculptures
  1. Explore resources from art teachers who are using non-traditional sculpture methods.
  2. Create a process board that showcases your learning and artwork.
Week 6
Management and Organization
  1. Refine the organization and management of sculpture materials and activities.
  2. Compile visual ideas to assist with the management of sculpture in the art room.
Week 7
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve sculpture in your curriculum.
Week 8
Teacher Showcase Series and Reflection
  1. Create a body of personal work using new techniques and processes you learned in the course.
  2. Compile a final portfolio of work from the course, reflecting on your own work as you refine and improve sculpture in your curriculum.

A sample assignment from week 2: Additive Sculpture

1. Research


Watch tutorials demonstrating various additive sculpture techniques for the classroom.

2. Discussion


Write a three to four paragraph action plan outlining how you plan to use additive sculpture in your classroom. Your plan should include at least three takeaways from the videos and handouts.

3. Creation


Create a small sculpture using one or several construction materials (wire, cardboard, chipboard, paper, found objects, PVC, etc.).

Let’s Get Started

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