The Wild Fruit Sculpture

The Wild Fruit Sculpture

Take one / Take two: put it together.

Big Idea:

Taking two organic forms to create one. Thinking outside the box.

Description of Setting:

High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector

Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter

45 minute class periods

Art History:

Examples of artists using casting with an armature in their work. Claes Oldenburg, Ernest Trova,

Casting fills in the empty space and creates full form objects. This in turn gives the viewer a more realistic idea of what the artist wants to achieve.

Goal and Outcomes:

Students will work with an armature

Students will add in paper mach for casting.

Students will build structures related to two organic forms. A fruit and a animal or insect.

Students will create multiple sketches of design ideas.

Students will have a final sculpture that can be hung in some manner.

Students will discuss and critique work.

Students will use artists discussed to write a paper and presentation to give in class.


sketchbooks, pencils, Chicken wire, Wire, cement, wood, linoleum, paper mach, card board,

Management Procedure:

Students will arrive on time and take there seats for attendance. Students will stay attentive and quiet while working.Students will not text on cell phones. Students will raise hand with questions. Students will respect one another and the work that is being created. Students will give positive feed back.

Instructional Process:

Students will walk into class and take their seats and wait for instruction. Once everyone is quiet students will be presented the still life assignment. We will then discuss drawing as line.

Basic set of art history will be outlined for them. Students will have time to think and discuss how they might create art using two different organic forms. Think of how to incorporate parts of a banana with an elephant. Think about a mouse and cheese. What can we do to take parts of each and incorporate it as one?

Instruction will be had on paper mache techniques. As well as fine art examples on structure design, symmetry, asymmetry.

The Students will sketch out their designs and ideas. Three sketches required.

Students will meet with teacher to discuss ideas.

Students will be given wire to work with and begin the process of manipulation and creation of sketch in a 3D plain. Will use paper mach to fill out form.

Following days will be creation of artwork and building of bases or hanging material.

critique and discussion.

Students will have the opportunity to pick an artist discussed to start there paper. This paper will help create an art history book and test material at the end of the year.

As the time nears end, the students will put away all material and find their table and wait for the bell patiently.

Student will leave the classroom courteous of one another.

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