Monday, February 7, 2011

Character Counts Sculpture

concept  Create a BLUE or WHITE SCULPTURE sending a positive message about the CHARACTER COUNTS pillars:   Trustworthiness   Respect   Responsibility   Fairness   Caring   Citizenship
materials mixed media, found objects, wire, wood, cardboard, & paint

1) Research sculptors & artists that send a positive message through visual art.

 a. View MAKING POSITIVE ART presentation
 b. View sculptural techniques & designs by Alberto GiacomettiJoseph Cornell, & Louise Nevelson
 c. Browse art & social issues website
 d. Skim The Moral Instinct artical from The New York Times

2)Discuss & list visual metaphors & ideas for your 'pillar of character' in groups.
 Respond to discussion worksheet & turn-in for credit

3) Create a maquette (model) of your design.

4) Sculpt & assemble your Characater Counts message using found objects & mixed media.

5) Paint piece entirely blue or white covering ALL surfaces.

6) Title work, write an artist statement, & install in RBHS CC Art Show!

art history & inspiration 

   Joseph Cornell - creates boxes with found objects to tell a story

Alberto Giacometti - elongates figure showing visual movement & interaction

 Louise Nevelson - assembles found objects & unifies through color

Trustworthiness Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

Citizenship Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

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