The Repetitive Mold

The Repetitive Mold

Symmetry in repetition.

Big Idea:

Process defining symmetry in sculpture

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 molds: George Segal, Janine Antoni, Shoso Shimbo, Dessa Kirk

Molds Are an additive piece of art pertaining to sculpture. Where one can repeat an object multiple times giving symmetry to the whole. It is also how in the production of consumer goods we have processed many objects. They allow for an object to be created using a liquid plaster or metal.

Goal and Outcomes:

Students will discuss working with molds and how it will effect their work.

They will sketch out ideas to begin forming clay molds that will fill as their base for the relief.

Once the cast is made we will begin the mold process.

Students will make plaster of paris casts.

Students will be able to make multiple sculptures from mold

Students will create art using repetition.

Student will discuss and critique artwork

Students will display artwork in the manner it is meant to be seen.

Materials:

sketchbooks, pencils, Plaster of paris, cement, wood, linoleum, card board, other liquid to solid materials. Metal

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 the mold technique. liquid to solid forms. Think about a repetition in sculpture. What can we do to take parts of each and incorporate it as one?

Students will discuss working with molds and how it will effect their work.

They will sketch out ideas to begin forming clay molds that will fill as their base for the relief.

Once the cast is made we will begin the mold process.

We will create a box with either wood or cardboard.

We will fill the box partially with clay. and the other section with plaster of paris. Once a section is done a new one will begin. Generally three section will be needed of plaster of paris.

As students finish they will need to decide on the liquid form they will use to create the final repetitive form. Completely there choice.

Discuss ways of melting and forming structure.

Final after creating multiple forms is how those elements will be displayed for the world to see.

Students will discuss and critique work.

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

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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