Good Questions: For Self and Peer Critique

100 things project


You must use at least 100 objects to complete your sculpture.

You will need to choose a theme

The objects can or do not have to be identical, but they should reinforce the theme you pick

objects can be found or purchased (sticks, rocks, leaves, toothpicks, pasta, crayons... anything)

you don't have to have identical objects (varied recycled objects, old toys, items found in the kitchen-bathroom-school, origami...anything) objects should relate to your theme and each other


Brainstorming ideas

Begin sketching out/ writing out ideas for your project.

Think about the mediums and tools that you may want to use.

How will the medium reinforce the message (theme) you are trying to convey.

Find 2-3 resources to share (future reference)

A visual (artist/artwork, something from nature... etc...) that inspires you for this project.

Ask yourself where would I put this to make the strongest impact.

Location Location Location

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, 1979-2005


Subtractive sculpture is the oldest form of sculpture and involves removing material, as in wood carving or stone sculpture, to create a finished work.


MANIPULATION to shape by skilled use of the hands, modeling.


Additive sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by separate parts added to a whole. Used in many art mediums, this type of sculpture includes paper, wood, trash, clay and metal. ...

Sculpture in the Round

Sculpture in the Round. a type of sculpture in which the figures are presented in complete three-dimensional form and are not attached to a flat background (unlike relief). The principal types of sculpture in the round are statues, busts, and sculptural groups.

Relief Sculpture

Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise. To create a sculpture in relief is to give the impression that the sculpted material has been raised above the background plane.

Functional vrs Sculptural

Actual vrs Simulated Texture

Score and Slip

Clean up

Greenware, Bisque and Bone dry pottery

Glaze and other techniques

art elements : line, shape, space, value, form, texture, and color. These elements are the building blocks, or ingredients, of art

art principles: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety. Principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent.

Detailed explanation of art elements and principles with examples

*for the above link you will have to scroll down significantly to see really great examples

Handbuilding 101


Handbuilding 101


Handbuilding 101