Cardboard Tile Relief Sculptures
To build a cardboard relief tile that explores issues of mass and volume, creates a strong focal point and is made with care and accuracy. This sculpture will be based on a composition of lines and shapes that was created by following a list of 12 specific instructions.
- To look closely at the concept of composition and focal point.
- To introduce techniques in building with cardboard.
- To explore concepts of mass and volume.
- To look at the effects texture and pattern have with working three dimensionally.
- To look at issues of craftsmanship, purpose and intent when creating an artwork.
Students will know:
- Some techniques and strategies in building with cardboard.
- Some techniques and ways to emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of a sculptural form.
- proper cutting techniques.
Students will be be able to:
- Identify a focal point.
- explain the factors that leading to the creation of this focal point.
- cut clean straight lines with a knife
Qualities of good work include:
- a sculpture that has maintained the integrity of the original line drawing.
- a sculpture that shows intent and purpose in its use of mass, volume texture and pattern
- a sculpture that shows care and precision in its construction: clean strong lines, tight edges and corners, attention to detail.
Relief sculpture -
Focal point -
Send an e-mail to me that includes a statement about the work you've made. Speak to the successes, failures, frustrations, surprises, likes, dislikes.....
When this lesson is complete you will have:
- a drawing made from following the 12 step instructions.
- a sculpture based on the drawing
- a written reflection that speaks to both the process and product of what you've done.
Examples from quarter 4, 2011