In this lesson, we will study the element of art, form—objects having three dimensions. Form is very important in sculptures, since they have depth as well as width and height. We’ll start by looking at sculptures from master artists and see how they used form in their work. Sculptures are different from paintings, because you must consider all sides of the artwork, as viewers walk all the way around them. In this lesson’s project, we’ll use the elements of art, shape and form to create a sculpture of Pinocchio. First, we’ll draw a preliminary sketch of the shapes and then create the forms in clay.

Element of Art:

Art Appreciation:
Auguste Rodin
Jean-Pierre Norblin de La Gourdaine

Faux Watercolor
Mixed Media

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