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ERIC Number: EJ789034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Is There a Scribble Stage for Sculpture?
Hathaway, Nan
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n4 p38-39 Dec 2006
Most parents and educators are not as familiar or comfortable with the developmental stages that may also occur in three-dimensional work, yet no doubt a similar progression exists. Is there a scribble stage in sculpture? Do children need to master one set of skills before they are able to move on to the next? Do students have opportunity and encouragement to spontaneously explore sculpture as they do drawing? In order to create a three-dimensional work of art, students must first learn about balance and support. Through guided experiences and a good deal of trial and error, students discover how to make two-dimensional forms stand up. They begin to attach one element to another and discover how to achieve height, width, and strength. Early sculptural attempts may look no more organized than the scribble of a three year old, but they are just as necessary and valid as those early marks with crayon or marker. (Contains 1 resource.)
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