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Ch 6: Teaching Sculpture

About This Chapter

If you're struggling to come up with innovative and interesting ways to teach sculpture to your students, check out this teacher resource chapter. Our professional instructors created the lesson plans in this chapter that you can quickly use in your own curriculum right away.

Teaching Sculpture - Chapter Summary

You'll find a series of engaging lesson plans in this teacher resource chapter on subjects that will help you teach your students about sculpture. Here you'll find information on teaching your students about major sculpture artists, project ideas for mask art and lesson plans on wire sculpture. Feel free to adjust these plans and activities as much as needed to fit them into your curriculum and teaching goals. We've ensured they're available to you 24/7 so you can work on planning at any time that works well for you.

How It Helps

  • Vocabulary words: Strengthens your students' knowledge of more complicated art terms and concepts, including metal repousse and pinch pot
  • Project ideas: Helps your students work with concepts one-on-one or in groups to further understand these sculpture concepts
  • Homework assignments: Gives you helpful ideas to use in the homework you assign to your students about sculpture and art

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning sculpture lessons easy.

  • Use lesson plan outlines for specific sculpture topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your art class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related sculpture lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important sculpture concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant sculpture-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: Teaching Sculpture
Sculpture Lesson Plan

1. Sculpture Lesson Plan

Looking for a simple way to teach about sculpture? Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction. In it, a text lesson highlights key facts, a quiz assesses understanding, and an activity allows students to shine. Related lessons and extra activities support further study.

Wire Sculpture Lesson Plan

2. Wire Sculpture Lesson Plan

Wire sculpture is a simple way to create unique pieces of art. This lesson plan summarizes the art of wire sculpture using a text lesson focused on supplies and technique. An activity provides an introduction to basic wire sculpture.

Wire Sculpture Art Techniques

3. Wire Sculpture Art Techniques

Bending and twisting. Braiding and wrapping. All are ways to work creatively with wire. In this lesson, explore several techniques used to make wire sculpture art.

Coil Pot Lesson Plan for Elementary School

4. Coil Pot Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Through this lesson plan, students will learn how to make clay coil pots. They also will understand the role of coil pots and development in Mexican culture through a read-aloud and video.

Pinch Pot Lesson Plan

5. Pinch Pot Lesson Plan

Educate your students about how to make a pinch pot with this helpful lesson plan. They will follow steps to make a completed pot and also take part in a group discussion.

Mask Art Project Ideas

6. Mask Art Project Ideas

There are many reasons to incorporate masks into a classroom, from creative artistry to engaging with diverse cultures and theatrical traditions. These projects will give you several ways to adapt mask making for your class.

Metal Repousse Lesson Plan

7. Metal Repousse Lesson Plan

Educate your students about metal repousse and chasing with this helpful lesson plan. They will answer discussion questions and participate in a hands-on metalworking activity.

3D Name Sculpture Lesson Plan

8. 3D Name Sculpture Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, the concepts of 2D and 3D art are taught through a brief instructional period leading to a hands-on activity. After creating their own 3D name sculpture, an optional written extension allows students to reflect on the process.

Toothpick Sculpture Project Ideas

9. Toothpick Sculpture Project Ideas

Sculpture projects can be prohibitive for some students due to cost of materials. To offset this, toothpick sculptures are cheap and fun projects that let students explore their creativity and develop their sense of patience.

Clay Art Project Ideas

10. Clay Art Project Ideas

These project ideas can provide options for getting your students working with clay and thinking about this medium in new ways. Clay art projects are interactive, engaging, and fun for any classroom.

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