“Art Lessons in the Classroom”: ArtsEd Washington Curriculum Portal

Lesson 8: Shapes in Space

Description of Project:
Students create a sculpture park by making individual paper positive and negative space sculptures.

Problem to Solve:
How does the relationship between art and environment affect a sculpture?

Student Understanding:
Negative space affects the viewer’s perception of positive space.

Learning Standards:
Visual Art
1.1.a Brainstorm collaboratively multiple approaches to an art or design problem.

1.2.a Mark art or design with various materials and tools to explored personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

2.1.a Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

2.2.a Demonstrate safe procedures for using and cleaning art tools, equipment, and studio spaces.

2.3.a Repurpose objects to make something new.

5.a Distinguish between different materials or artistic techniques for preparing artwork for presentation.

Common Core ELA
2.SL.1. Participate in collaborative conversation with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
2.SL.4. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
2.SL.2 Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

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Photos courtesy of the City of Redmond.