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Nature Wire Sculpture

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use nature as inspiration for a wire sculpture. They will start with a contour line drawing and include different types of lines in the sculpture.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will draw a subject from nature using contour lines and a continuous line.

Students will reproduce the drawing using wire.

Students will experiment and explore how to use different materials in an artwork.

Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion on contour lines.
  • Show how to do a continuous line drawing.
  • Demonstrate tips and techniques for working with wire.
  • Guide a discussion about what other materials could be used with the wire for their sculpture.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

15 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Wire of various sizes and colors
  • Wire cutters
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • Optional: beads

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate openness in trying new ideas, materials, methods, and approaches in making works of art and design.

VA:Cr2.1.6a

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Steps

Draw Objects Using a Contour Line

Choose 2-3 objects from nature to draw using a contour line.

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Contour and Continuous Line Drawing

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