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National Art Education Association Guidelines met in each residency

  1. Media, Techniques, Processes

    • Sculpture - addition of clay, process, modeling, sculpting in the round, wedging, construction, slip, multiple day processes.

    • Surface treatments, multiple clay stages, hollowing of finished piece, firing. 

    • Expression through voice

    • Technical solving

  2. Elements, Principles, Functions

    • Unity through rhythm, variety through contrast

    • Texture, line, negative space

    • Figurative sculptures that express emotion and reflect increased understanding of human anatomy and composition

    • Class discussion of individual voice and personal style

    • Composition and execution

  3. Subject Matter, Symbol, Ideas

    • Expressive sculptures through gesture and figure proportion

    • Creativity through elaboration

    • Class discussion of individual creative process

    • Art criticism

  4.  Historical and Cultural examples

    •  Figurative sculptures through the ages from different cultures 

    • Pre-history, African, Pre-Colombian, Asian, European, and American sculpture

  5. Reflection

    • Descriptors and expressive writing

    • Compare and contrast sculpture in contemporary cultures

  6.  Curriculum Connections

    1. Math - Ratios and fractions

    2. World History and Art History

    3. Science - Human Anatomy

    4. Language Arts - Vocabulary, descriptive and expressive writing


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