Mr. A’s Sculpture Proposal
Maintenance issues should be minimal since the materials for this piece will be
powder-coated steel and colored concrete. An occasional washing with a lowpressured
pressure washer should be sufficient for cleaning the sculpture. I will
not be responsible for any cleaning and any repairs to the sculpture once
installed. An art conservator or myself can be asked to enter a bid for such
issues if they may arise.
Public access for all differently abled people should not be a problem since the
sites are in close proximity to the sidewalks leading to and around the North
Arbor building. All sidewalks are wheelchair accessible.
Project Cost Estimates:
Concrete for Foundation (qty. 21 80lbs. bags) $ 100
Spec Mix 80lbs. (qty. 15 bags) $ 90
NewLook Cement Colors $ 80
Concrete Binder (5 gallons) $ 150
Concrete Mixer Rental (24hrs.) $ 150
Auger Rental (24hrs.) $ 180
Nycon PVA RMS702 fiber (qty. 2 – 1lbs. bags) (s/h included) $ 40
3/8” Rebar (qty. 5 – 20ʼ lengths) (s/h included) $ 25
1/4” Round Bar (qty. 10 – 20ʼ lengths) (s/h included) $ 45
Miscellaneous hardware & tools $ 275
CNC Plasma Cut Steel and Rolled Steel $ 3725
Steel Lath (qty. 4 sheets) $ 35
Stainless Steel Bolts/Washers/Lock Washers/Nuts $ 250
All Welding Fabrication $ 11,423
Assistant (miscellaneous labor) $ 1000
Powder Coating $ 250
Travel for materials. Gas, wear, & tear (.60 per mile – 200 miles) $ 120
Civil Engineer $ ?
Retail Value of Sculpture: $ 10,000
Total Cost of the Project: $ 27,938
Location 1 is located between the North and Central Arbor building. I have
selected the natural area between the sidewalk and the southern side of the
North arbor building.
Examples of Sculpture Illustrations:
Examples of Cool Public Sculptures for inspiration:
Examples of Tea Sets
Examples of Teapots
For our first ceramic project we are creating an open ended piece of ceramics using all three
Handbuilding techniques: Pinch, Coil and Slab
You will have to score & Slip to achieve this!
Since it is open ended I have provided some images to maybe spark some ideas for those of you who are struggling coming up with something.
Presentation shown in class:
Presentation shown in class:
This will be one of your very best assignments if you take your time getting the PROPORTION of the human body correct and get as much detail in the bones as you can.
1. Choose a figure drawing, painting or sculpture by a master artist from before 1900. I’ll provide several examples and a stack of art history books that you can choose from. I recommend that you choose a piece with only one figure and the less clothing they’re wearing the easier it will be to see their bone structure. The figure must be from the knees up, no portraits or images where a large portion of the body is hidden behind objects.
I need to approve* your chosen piece before you begin to be sure it will work.
*I will not approve it without the following info:
•Title of the Piece:
•Year it was made (approximate ok):
2. Sketch the figure in your chosen masterpiece lightly in vine charcoal and include the outline of clothes and skin, for now. At this point you should just focus on getting the PROPORTION of the figure correct. If it’s off it’ll be very bad later on when you start adding bones. I you accidentally make the torso too long (a common mistake) you can’t just add more spinal vertebrae or ribs to fill in the extra space!
3. Once your absolutely SURE you proportions are accurate, you can begin adding the bones inside the outline of the body. You may choose to leave the outline of the skin or clothing or erase it once the bones are done. Pay close attention to how the bones fit inside the flesh, particularly when the bones are just under the surface of the skin and where there’s more flesh between the bones and the edge of the body. You may use anatomy books, the skeleton in my classroom, the numerous skeleton handouts, or the internet as a visual reference for the bones. If you can’t find the exact pose you need, arrange the big skeleton in my room and take a photo of it so you can take it home with you! Add as much detail in the skeleton as you can, but don’t go insane trying to get all the tiny bones in the hands and feet. Simplify where necessary. Be careful not to make the skull look like a Halloween skull- DON’T OUTLINE INDIVIDUAL TEETH! Just a thin line indicating where the top and bottom rows of teeth come together is sufficient.
4. Add some shading to the major bones- skull, pelvis, etc. with charcoal pencil. A subtle shadow on one edge of a thin bone like the ribs is good.
5. Add the BACKGROUND from your masterpiece to your drawing. You may not skip this part or oversimplify. If you’re working from a sculpture, try to get the base of the sculpture or make it look like it’s in a gallery or sculpture garden.
6. Lastly, add a little highlight to the bones by with a white charcoal pencil. Use it sparingly, however, or your bones may look metallic. Be very careful to only put the white charcoal on clean areas of your paper where there isn’t any black charcoal. If the black and white charcoal mixes they turn a very ugly grey- not pretty!
Examples without the body line or clothing line
Examples with the body line or clothing line
Some examples with other figures (not skeletons)
Draw more than one skeleton or do it in color.
BUT BEWARE THIS GREATLY INCREASES THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL!
Cutting and removing the outside layer of paper to reveal the corrugated surface
Cut parallel slits in one side of a piece of cardboard to make it more flexible.
Cut slits and shapes into the cardboard in which other pieces of cardboard can fit.
Expectations & Requirements: I demonstrated.......
Was I able to develop solutions to any problems I came across? In other words, whenever I got stuck coming up with an idea, or working with a technique, or creating my composition, did I find a way to get myself unstuck and to move forward?
Did I use a variety of techniques while making my sculpture, and was I successful in using those techniques? The techniques you used might include: cutting cardboard with scissors or an exacto knife, gluing with Elmer's glue or the hot glue gun, cutting one layer of paper away from the cardboard to reveal the corrugated pattern underneath, cutting slits in the cardboard in order to make it more flexible to create tubes, cutting slits in the cardboard in which other pieces of cardboard would fit, layering pieces of cardboard together to create more voluminous or freestanding forms, removing layers of a piece of cardboard to make it more bendable.
Did I take risks with my cardboard sculpture? In other words, was I willing to try new techniques using the cardboard, was I willing to move any individual pieces that I created around to see if they looked better in other areas, was I willing to push myself past my comfort zone?
Did I create visual movement in my cardboard sculpture? Does my eye automatically travel around my sculpture as I look at it?
Did I create a sculpture-in-the-round? In other words, did I create a sculpture that looks visually appealing from several different angles?
Did I create a well-crafted sculpture? In other words, did I make my straight lines straight and my curved lines just as curved as I wanted them, did I make my tubes or boxes look like tubes and boxes, and did I put in the time and effort to make a sculpture that not only looks finished but looks finished by a professional artist with a concern for his or her craft?
Did I create a very clean and tidy sculpture? Did I invest the time and energy into making a sculpture with clean lines, without unsightly globs of glue or tears in the paper?
Create a sculpture that is larger than life size.
Create a prop or set piece for the school play: Guys & Dolls
Presentation shown in class:
You will be designing & creating a poster as an advertisement for an event.
I will be grading your poster on the following expectations and requirements:
Extra Credit: If you create a poster for the school play : Guys & Dolls you will be given 50 extra credit points and your poster will be entered in to a competition. If you win the competition, your poster will be chosen to be the actual poster to advertise the school play at school and throughout the community.
-A minimum of 6 slides
-You need to provide Information and an explanation of your art element or principal of design
-You need 5 examples of your element or principal in different artwork
This is DUE WEDESDAY SEPTEMBER 10
You will present your presentation to the class
You will share your presentation with Mr. Anderson via email@example.com
Links to Student Presentations
Shape & Form: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XYIdeZfn6bDxAfXZitqQJen9icdHm5o7bXSx2h6Y6xs/edit?usp=sharing
Rhythm & Movement: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZBHcFtk321zP1c9cGnFpJoV-OtdXhvkzW0GSIVG71Y0/edit?usp=sharing