You are commissioned to design an amazing rollercoaster and create a 3-dimensional image of the coaster. The students get very excited to create their own amusement ride.
Mixed media paper constructions provide a marvelous opportunity to integrate several art elements. Since this relief sculpture lesson uses several art elements, it is helpful if each element was previously taught.
This lesson is well adapted for the first to third grade student, but is easily extended up to 5th grade. The lesson address their need to show details in designs and discover that there is not always one right answer. Physically, it helps them practice gluing several parts together and develop skills in three-dimensional work.
This integrated lesson is a valuable tool to test students understanding of previously taught concepts in an exciting and non threatening manner.
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PowerPoint “How is a Relief Sculpture Different from Full View Sculpture ”
Handout “Line Types”
Handout “Line Is Directional”
Handouts “Relief Sculpture 1 and 2”
Handout “Warm and Cool Colors” - 2nd Grade
Handout “ Pattern”
Handout “ Positive and Negative” - 2nd grade
Handout “Complementary Colors” - 3rd Grade
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