Humanities: Beauty & Value / Sculpture
Essential Questions:
  • What is good design?
  • How does art communicate a concept?

Core Understanding:
  • Sculpture "in the round" refers to free-standing sculpture that is meant to be viewed on all sides, and is surrounded entirely by space.
  • A relief is a sculptured artwork where a modeled form is raised, or, in a sunken-relief, lowered, from a plane from which the main elements of the composition project (or sink).
  • An artist’s concept of beauty and value is influenced by when and where they live

You will select from the following aspect of life to help you focus on the concept of beauty and value. Religious, National, Historical, Sentimental or Personal experiences and beliefs influence your concepts of beauty and value. Your challenge is construct a sculpture that expresses your interpretation within this limitation.
Your sculpture can be completed in relief or a sculpture in the round. To begin you will be limited to supplies provided. Embellishment may be added after the form is complete.

Composition: 30 points_
  • Sculpture in the round is a minimum of 12 inches high
  • If Relief, it covers a surface of 12 inches x 12 inches.
  • Repetition of at least one element to create a sense of Rhythm

Concept 30 points_
Your sculpture is symbolic of your interpretation of -
Your concept of beauty and or Value as it relates to these facets of our lives.
  • Religious
  • National
  • Historical
  • Sentimental
  • Personal

Craftsmanship: 30 points_
Sculpture is clean ready for display. Glue and or other materials used in construction are hidden. Any embellishments to the foam core are to aid in the communication of your concept of beauty and or value.

Time Management: 10 points_
Student uses class time with little to no distractions. Student stays on task, asks question when uncertain about projects, and works to the best of their ability