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The Body Tells Its Story: Grade 7-8

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 and will learn to recognize some of the elements and/or principles of design artists use to create a sculpture.

Theory:

Students will learn to recognize some of the elements and/or principles of design artists use to create a sculpture. The students will show how a work of art?s size, scope and purpose determine what tools, materials and techniques the artist uses.

Creation:

Students will create a three-dimensional work and demonstrate by their choice of subject their understanding that the visual arts can serve as social and cultural indicators and contribute to the understanding and communication of ideas about their cultural environment. Students will explain the choices they made during their creation process.

Analysis:

In a group discussion students will explain how the effective use of elements and/or principles of design contributes to enhancing the ability of a work of art to communicate ideas and feelings.

Cross Curriculum Links:

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

Duration:

One 60-minute session (research) and one 120-minute session (realization)