- Unit 1: Creating Form in Papermaking. This teaches the art of making your own paper from paper scraps. You will learn low-relief handmade paper form, wet paper construction, wet wrap construction, and more. This unit requires paper scraps, papermaking mold, spray bottle, scoring tool, and glue.
- Unit 2: Creating Planes in Cardboard. This unit teaches your student all about planes and form, and the uses of architectural models. For this unit you will need corrugated paper, scissors, scoring tool, and a pencil or marking tool.
- Unit 3: Creating Motion with Papier-Mache. This unit shows you how to create motion using the papier-mache technique. For this unit you will need wheat paste, gesso, masking tape, paint supplies, old newspapers, and forms so that you can use them to apply the papier-mache such as old containers, or tubes.
- Unit 4: Creating Volume with Wire. This unit teaches contour and expanded contour. For this unit you will need armature and sculpture wire that is 16 gauge size, long nose pliers (though I personally would utilize various pliers) and of course a wire cutter.
There is also a very nice section in the back that includes a classroom schedule that breaks this down into 36 weekly lessons, and templates for your ease and convenience. The answers to the evaluations are also located in the back.
From there, we just simply slid them together to make a 3D plane tree.
We used scrap pieces to make the little bushes. We did not use a scoring tool on the cabin and you can see the pieces were not just right, so it didn't all line up properly. The cabin is made using the basic cube template for the body of the building and the pyramid template for the roof.
This technique would be GREAT for dioramas, social studies or science projects, or just to add dimension to every day play.
ARTistic Pursuits Inc. has really great art curriculum books that teach full concepts in an easy to follow manner. The color pictures are great for showing what a finished project should look like, and the templates in the back are very helpful. The classroom schedule is not overbearing at all, and it is easy to add the art lessons into our every day schoolwork. I do think this particular book would be best suited for upper middle grades or even high school as it was well over Mr. B's ability right now in 5th grade, though he can still utilize some of the techniques such as creating 3D forms and paper making. I highly recommend ARTistic Pursuits Inc.
Does ARTistic Pursuits Inc. Sculpture Technique Construct Pass My 4 Ingredient Test?
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
You can certainly use this how you see fit. Art is the definition of customized in my opinion. As for it being easily adaptable, you can pick and choose the units you want to focus on to meet or enhance your abilities.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
It is art, and I find art is never boring. You can choose to spend a little time, or a lot of time, but a child with ADHD may find it calming and grounding to sit and complete an art project.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.