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Getting Started With Sculpture in the Elementary Classroom
Essential Learning for Sculptors 1:55
Finding Supplies 11:26
Working with Wire
Wire Basics for Elementary Students 8:45
Wire Portraits 10:00
Wire and Cardboard Mobiles 3:29
Working with Wood
Wood Basics for Elementary Students 3:38
Wooden Animals 10:51
Abstract Wood Relief 3:53
Working with Plaster
Plaster Basics for Elementary Students 2:39
Plaster Body Parts 4:52
Plaster Animal Masks 9:46
Working with Ceramics
Collaborative Clay Projects 7:07
Working with Mixed Media
Working with Shadow Boxes 5:13
Calder Creativity 10:31
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
4 PD Hours
1 Explore a variety of sculptural materials for elementary students, including wire, wood, and plaster.
2 Learn basic strategies for overcoming organization and storage challenges that come with working in 3-D.
3 Walk away with specific lesson ideas you can implement in your classroom right away.
Infusing sculpture projects into your curriculum is an exciting way to engage your students. However, it can come with challenges, especially at the elementary level. In this Learning Pack, discover how to overcome obstacles when implementing a successful sculpture program. Amanda will share how to find inexpensive materials, how to work with materials safely, and how to develop projects that are sure to delight your students.
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Elementary Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Amanda O’Shaughnessy is an elementary art teacher in Overland Park, KS. She holds undergraduate degrees in Art and Art History and a Masters of Arts in Teaching. Amanda has teaching experience in a wide variety of settings ranging from teaching from a cart to developing curated art tours.