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One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words: Grade 4-6

Summary

Ron Mueck is well known for his hyper-realist sculptures, created in fibreglass. His characters, drawn from everyday life, represent universal themes: birth, growing old, love and the passage of time. In this course, the students will discover the various materials and techniques used by sculptors. They will learn to recognize some of the elements and/or principles of design used by artists in creating a sculpture and how these elements and/or principles can communicate an idea or a feeling.

Theory:

The students will discover various materials and techniques used by sculptors, and will learn to recognize some of the elements and/or principles of design used by artists in creating a sculpture and how these elements and/or principles can communicate an idea or a feeling.

Creation:

The students will create a three-dimensional work representing a particular feeling and explain the choices they made during the creation process.

Analysis:

In a group discussion, the students will explain how facial expressions can communicate feelings or ideas.

Cross Curriculum Links:

?Language Arts? and ?Humanities and the Social Sciences?

Duration:

One 40-minute session (research) and one 60- to 90-minute session (realization)