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ERIC Number: EJ789030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Wood Sculpture Characters
Hubbert, Beth
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n4 p34-35 Dec 2006
Whenever possible, the author tries to incorporate the work of artists who are included in the collection of nearby museums. The school is close to the Dallas area and visiting the Dallas Museum of Arts (DMA) is in the realm possibility. The DMA has a sculpture in their collection by artist David Bates called "Seated Man #4." The fact that Bates lives and works in the Dallas area is relevant to this choice of focus for a lesson in three-dimensional design for the author's third-grade art classes. To present a far broader picture of the arts, the author found it necessary to include artists who are living and producing art. Her classes review terms such as shape, form, symmetry, and asymmetry. Terms such as additive and subtractive sculpture are defined and students identify examples of each. The project works on many levels. Art elements and principles are incorporated in the sculpture and comparisons to math are made with the additive and subtractive sculpture. Students learn about a living artist and his artwork which makes the visit seem relevant and accessible to their world. (Contains 2 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas