For More Advanced Art Students
are some sculpture and other 3d craft projects.
Each of these assignments will emphasize composition in 3 dimensional depth or MASS.
The process involves cutting "*modules" from corrugated cardboard.
Found Object Design:
Create a *figurative Object that is constructed from a variety of found objects.
*Figurative forms represent known things. An example of figurative would be a human or an animal figure.
Found Object Construction
7 Days to Complete this project
Second, the materials that you find need to be joined, connected or secured in some way. This will require some problem solving on your part. What is the best way to join these objects or materials together. Your selections will dictate how you will need to do this.
An Expressive Mask form created from the
side of a cardboard box..
You will use an antiqueing paint method with acrylic and decorate the mask using materials or applique.
3D DESIGN No. 3
Mask Design - - 9 days to make.
The Mask is the original magic image. When we wear a mask we assume the personality and attributes of the image of the mask. African, aboriginal and Native American masks were used in connection with magic spirit rituals and employed supernatural powers to control the outcome of events in life, create fertility, bring prosperity, good harvest, or to act to destroy an enemy of the tribe or clan. We will not use these masks for evil or malevolent purposes but to serve a bold and expressive images to possibly give form to alter egos, ( the image of our unconscious selves.) The concept of "Persona" comes from the mask. The "personality" is the mask identity we project to the world in our everyday life and relationships.
Finishing treatment is open to your imagination.
Make sure the paint or pattern does not detract from the structure.
Transparencies and antique effects are more subtle than bright paint
effects. There are two ways of making an antique
look. 1. Use a transparent dark wash (acrylic) over a base coat which
is a light color. or 2. Use a lightly rubbed on light color over a base
coat which is a dark color. (any dark color or black). Here is where
metallics are very effective. Caution: apply very, very lightly, use
(The methods are different than ours.)
Mask work by Keri K
Mask Example 1
Mask Example 2
Mask Example 3
Making a representational image on a base of clay. To avoid firing problems, do not make the clay base more than 1 inch thick.
Additive and Subtractive Clay Relief Design - - 6 days to make.
2. Carving *slightly damp clay is very easy as compared to stone or wood, but still requires planning and even drawing skill.
3. Once you have identifyed your theme and content you will need to "draw" outlines for the image. Then continue to develop your design by adding or subtracting clay.
4. Loop tools remove clay a bite at a time.
5. It is okay to leave tools marks in clay. It speak of the character of the material and provides textural interest.
*Note: you can not add damp clay to dry clay., so you will need to maintain a slight amount of moisture in the clay over the time you are working with it. In order to do this you will need a air tight bag and monitor the moisture each day to keep it a the moisture level you require.
Note "leather hard" clay has the same color as wet clay but has no elasticity. Leather hard clay is the best for very sharp and clear carving and can even produce a glossy texture is scraped or rubbed. Leather hard clay turns very quickly into too dry a clay. Therefore, you may need some attention to maintaining moisture level.
AND HAVE IT APPROVED BEFORE YOU START