What is Sculpture?


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Unit 1C
Art and Design
Key Stage 1&2
QCA Curriculum
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What is Sculpture?

  1. 1. What is Sculpture? Art & Design QCA Curriculum Key Stage 1&2 By Cilik Tripamungkas NB: The first meeting, introduction
  2. 2. Unit 1C: What is Sculpture? ABOUT THE UNIT In this unit children develop their understanding of shape, form, texture and the sensory qualities of materials. They learn about the work of sculptors and about different kinds of sculpture, including those made of natural materials. They also learn skills for arranging materials they have collected to make a relief collage and a sculpture. WHERE THE UNIT FITS IN This unit builds on Unit 2D „Grouping and changing materials‟ in the science scheme of work, when children explore materials and objects using appropriate senses, and make observations and simple comparisons. WHAT THE UNIT COVERS Craft, Collage, Colour, 3D, Texture, Sculpture, Shape, Individual work, Collaborative work, and Form.
  3. 3. VOCABULARY In this unit children will have an opportunity to use words and phrases related to: • natural materials, eg grasses, bark, pebbles, rushes, leaves • made materials, eg fabric, card, clay tiles, plastic • reclaimed materials, eg made for one purpose and used again for another purpose • visual qualities, eg shape, form, colour • tactile qualities, eg hard, soft, rough, smooth, bumpy, rigid, pliable • materials and processes, eg sculptor, sculpture, carving, modelling, casting, constructing RESOURCES For practical work: • natural materials, eg stones, pebbles, small logs, roots, slate, twigs, grasses, leaves, petals, creepers, bark, feathers, ferns, seeds, withies; • made materials, eg card, tubes, straws, wood offcuts, shavings, flexible, transparent and rigid plastic; • materials for collage, eg card base, glue, dyes or paints for colouring; • camera, if possible; • sketchbook, diary or clipboard; •drawing materials, eg soft graphite pencils, fine black pens, pastels
  4. 4. most children will be able to: • explore ideas about sculpture; investigate and use materials and processes to • communicate ideas and meanings in three- dimensional form; comment on similarities and • differences between their own and others‟ work; adapt and improve their own work some children will not have made so much progress. They will be able to: • represent ideas in three dimensions; describe what they think or feel about their own and • others‟ work some children will have progressed further. They will be able to: • collect visual and other information for their work; investigate shape, form and texture in • materials to create a three-dimensional form; comment on similarities and differences • between their own and others‟ work; adapt and improve their own work EXPECTATIONS At the end of this unit
  5. 5. What do you think sculpture is? What materials are used to make sculpture?
  6. 6. Sculpture is often about the human body, but sometimes it can be anything.
  7. 7. It can be large or tiny
  8. 8. Can you guess the material used? Sculpture is made from hard material.
  9. 9. But it can be made out of anything.
  10. 10. “Why the materials used?” Eg. Long lasting, temporary, to resist weather, to convey idea about the subject.
  11. 11. Someone who creates sculptures called Sculptor.
  12. 12. Sculptor who work using materials such as stone, bronze, and wood.
  13. 13. Henry Spencer Moore An English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. Born : July 30, 1898, Castleford, United Kingdom Died : August 31, 1986, Much Hadham, United Kingdom Periods: Modernism, Modern art Education: Castleford High School, Royal College of Art, Leeds College of Art and Design Awards: Erasmus Prize
  14. 14. Man Enters the Cosmos is a cast bronze sculpture by Henry Moore located on the Lake Michigan lakefront outside the Adler Planetarium in the Museum Campus area of downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Location: Adler Planetarium; Created: 1980 ; Media: Bronze Nuclear Energy is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that is located on the campus of the University of Chicago at the site of world's first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1. Location: University of Chicago Created: 1964–1966; Genre: Abstract art; Media: Bronze; Subject: Nuclear power King and Queen is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, designed in 1952. It depicts two figures, one male and one female, seated beside each other on a bench. Location: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Created: 1957; Media: Bronze
  15. 15. Barbara Hepworth An English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was "one of the few women artists to achieve international prominence.“ Born : January 10, 1903, Wakefield Died : May 20, 1975, St Ives, United Kingdom Artwork : Curved Form (Bryher), Two Figures, More Periods : Modernism, Modern art, Abstract art Education : Wakefield Girls High School, Royal College of Art, Leeds College of Art and Design
  16. 16. Two Figures Medium: Bronze Created: 1968 Curved Form Medium: Bronze Created: 1961 Oval Sculpture Date: 1943, cast 1958 Medium: Plaster on wooden base
  17. 17. Work using natural material.
  18. 18. Andy Goldsworthy He is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland. Born : July 26, 1956 (age 57), Cheshire, United Kingdom Nationality : British Movies : Rivers and Tides Periods : Contemporary art, Land art Education : University of Central Lancashire, Bradford College, Harrogate High School
  19. 19. Work using natural mobiles.
  20. 20. Alexander Calder An American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Born : July 22, 1898, Lawnton, Pennsylvania, United States Died : November 11, 1976, New York, United States Full name : Alexander Calder
  21. 21. Cirque Calder An artistic rendering of a circus. Media: Wire Lobster Trap and Fish Tail A mobile Location: the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States. Created: 1939 Media: Painted steel wire, Sheet metal, Steel wire Flamingo a 53 foot tall stabile located in the Federal Plaza in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Wikipedia Created: October 25, 1974
  22. 22. Work using found materials.
  23. 23. Pablo Picasso A Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Born: October 25, 1881, Málaga, Spain Died: April 8, 1973, Mougins, France
  24. 24. The Chicago Picasso An untitled monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso in Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture, dedicated on August 15, 1967, in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop, is 50 feet tall and weighs 162 short tons. Head of a Woman (Fernande) Created: 1909 Media: plaster. Crane Created: 1951-1952
  25. 25. The next meeting:  Arrange to visit to a park, wood, forest, rocky place, coast or scrubland.  Ask the children to work in pairs and to look for natural sculpture.  Ask them to take a photograph of the sculptures.  Ask them to notice: How is the sculpture arranged? What materials used? What shaped it? What effect did wind, weather, animals have on it?