Environmental Found Object Sculpture

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Environmental Found Object Sculpture

January 14, 2022
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Environmental Found Object Sculpture

Students explore environmental science concepts through their exploration of the local environment.

Students will use found objects that are often discarded and repurpose them to create a found object sculpture. Key concepts surrounding this project are single-use and disposable items and their impact on the environment, recycling and repurposing. Students are asked to sculpt a form that communicates a message about the environment. 


Objectives:

  • Students will learn about sculpture, found object sculpture and assemblage as art forms
  • Students will design a composition that communicates a message about the environment
  • Students will choose the found objects, form and color scheme of their sculptural piece in an effort to help communicate their desired message
  • Students will construct a found object sculpture that communicates a message about the environment
  • Students will write a two-to-three sentence statement about their piece, the objects used and the message they are communicating

Basic Outline of the Lesson:

  • Using the slideshow, introduce the Project and show examples of sculpture, found object sculpture and assemblage. Discuss the differences & similarities
  • Students begin brainstorming/sketching ideas
  • Students collect found objects (during class and outside of class)
  • Students begin sculpting
  • Students continue sculpting
  • Students complete sculptures, title their work and write an artist statement
  • Students display their sculptures, artist statement, give feedback and discuss

Art Supplies:

  • found objects
  • adhesive
  • wire and/or string
  • spray paint
  • backer or base support board as needed

Other Resources:

  • Slideshow to introduce project, related artwork and concepts
  • Found objects (students find in and out of class, teacher provides some as well)

Technology:

Access to computer for viewing the PowerPoint slideshow.     


Idaho State Learning Standards:

Arts and Humanities: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

  • VA:Cr1.1.la: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors
  • VA:Cr1.2.la: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design

Arts and Humanities: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

  • VA:Cr2.1.lla: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form
  • VA:Cr2.3.llla: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people's lives

ESS3.C: Human Impact on Earth Systems:

  • Though the magnitudes of human impacts are greater than they have ever been, so too are human abilities to model, predict, and manage current and future impacts. (ESS3-HS-5)

Academic Language:

  • Subject area language: human impact, environment, pollution, waste, ecosystem
  • Art language: found object, sculpture, assemblage, disparate, form, color scheme

Student Use of Vocabulary:

Students will use the words when creating their sculptures, when writing about their work in their artist statement, and when discussing their projects.


Student Grouping:

Students will work independently.


 


 

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