Magazine article Arts & Activities

Editor's Note

Magazine article Arts & Activities

Editor's Note

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If you would like to take the road to 3-D success, we offer this month's issue. First up, for high-school students, is our Cover Story, "Heads Up ... for Bas-Relief" (page 18). Here, they gain experience with the ideas of texture, structure and sculpture as they create expressive bas-relief sculptures using a generic expanded-polystyrene face as the base. Students incorporate assorted media and textural elements to enhance their projects and increase the visual impact of their unique facial interpretations. As the author writes, "This is one project that literally faces up to the challenge of motivating high-school art students to explore the world of sculpture."

Middle-school students are exposed to modern and contemporary outdoor minimalist sculptures, and experience how a large-scale outdoor sculpture is planned and executed, in "Grant Us Some Art." How A Large-Scale Sculpture Becomes a Reality" (page 32). They also learn from a professional, working artist, create maquettes, and consider their life experiences to create a theme for the sculpture. The author of this story encourages you to pursue a similar project: "The initial time invested in finding and writing the grants is insignificant in relation to the unforgettable, permanent art experience you will etch into the creative conscious of your students."

For the elementary crowd there's "In the Style of Henry Moore" (page 20), which starts with students learning about the art and influences of one of the 20th century's greatest sculptors. …

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