Welcome to 3D Art!
3D Art is a demanding studio art class in the sense that you, the student/artist, are responsible for generating ideas based on general themes (provided by Mrs. Grant) and tasked with producing art that is personal and unique to you. Creativity and critical thinking are needed in this course as you will be demonstrating your knowledge of materials and their applications while expressing your interests. The units are:
Clay Coil Container
In this project, you will be making a piece of art that has FUNCTION (a use). The clay container will be able to hold your selected items/objects because you will have considered spacing of your coils and the final size of the project. The decorative element to this unit comes when deciding your coiling techniques and also your glaze colors after the first kiln firing. Due to the variety of coiling methods and the abundance of container shapes; everyone should have a unique looking project at the end.
How can you alter a book into a sculptural piece of Art? Will it still have a narrative and tell a story when you are done: cutting, ripping, drawing onto, painting, writing, and sculpting it? Will you create a piece based on the original theme of the book or simply use its pages and cover as building materials for your own work and idea? Successful altered books start with a plan. At the end of the unit you will be writing an Artist Statement for the reflection portion of the Creative Process.
Students are challenged to consider the Principle of Design 'Balance' and how individual parts will make up the sculpture as a whole. Generally, students choose to create a hanging sculpture but work in the style of Alexander Caulder's "Stabiles" are also accepted. "Stabiles" are tabletop or floor sculptures that can stand and support themselves.
Common Object Transformation
Everyone starts with the same object. It could be a milk carton, a wooden egg, a towel roll tube or anything we have multiples of at the time. Transform it into a piece that has meaning for you. The object does not have to remain visible in the final piece-It could be used inside a sculpture as support, or deconstruct it to suit your needs. Upcycle!