Sculpture Techniques:

Construct,and Model

ARTistic Pursuits®


Sculpture Techniques Books, Introduction Video


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Sculpture Technique CONSTRUCT:

Book description: Ages 11- 18

Sculpture Technique, CONSTRUCT offers students, upper elementary to high school, the opportunity to discover their own creative strengths in the world of three-dimensions. This book is the first of its kind to bring the processes and concepts of construction methods in papermaking, papier-mâché, cardboard and wire into the home environment. Unlike craft books, the assignments in this book focus on processes of working with specific materials while introducing the elements of sculpture in ways students can put into practice immediately. Students work as sculptors, creating original sculptures while selecting subject matter that is interesting and relevant to their own lives.

Unit Evaluation: Students reflect on their accomplishments as they complete an evaluation page. They examine how the element of sculpture was used in their completed sculptures , reflect on technical issues, and consider the subject of fine arts as it relates to their completed sculptures within the unit. Answers are provided at the back of the book. This evaluation together with the completed sculptures provides a number grade for each unit.

Media Introduced:

paper making, cardboard construction, paper-mache, wire.

List Price: $47.95




Cover for the ARTistic Pursuits book, Sculpture Techniques: Model

Sculpture Technique, MODEL

Book description: Ages 11-18

Sculpture Technique, MODEL builds on the concepts taught in Sculpture Technique, CONSTRUCT while standing on its own as a guide for instructing students in modeling methods. This book offers students, upper elementary through high school, the opportunity to discover their own creative strengths in the world of three-dimensions.  It is the first of its kind to bring the processes and concepts of modeling with putty, pottery, and fiber arts into the home environment. Unlike craft books, the assignments in this book focus on processes of working with specific materials while introducing the elements of sculpture in ways students can put into practice immediately. Students work as sculptors, creating original works of art while selecting subject matter that is interesting and relevant to their own lives.

Unit Evaluation: Students complete an evaluation page to reflect on the element of sculpture, technical issues, and the subject of fine art as it relates to their completed sculptures within the unit. Answers are provided at the back of the book. This evaluation together with the completed sculptures provides a letter grade for each unit.

Media Introduced:

putty, air-dry clay, wool felting.

List Price $47.95




Course Credits


Visual Arts Courses: A credit depends on the amount of time spent on the course. Students should keep track of hours for planning and sketching, observing sculptures on trips to museums and parks, reading the text and additional reading and investigation, project time and any additional projects initiated by the student in media of putty, pottery, or fiber arts.

Course Name: Sculpture 2 / 1 credit

Course Text: Sculpture Technique, MODEL by Brenda Ellis

Course Description: The fundamentals of sculpture (mass, scale, surface) are emphasized through examples, artwork by contemporary sculptors, and projects in putty, clay, and wool felt. Critical analysis of artwork is stressed in the application of these fundamentals. Various media, tools, and building techniques are explored. Students arrive at unique solutions for 3-dimensional design problems as well as explore creative expression.



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