Sculptamold Lesson Plan

Grade Level:
Lesson can be adapted for Elementary, Middle School or High School.

Objective:
To create a sculpture of an animal using a sculptamold product.

Skills:
Hand building and sculpting techniques.
Visual imagery- creating something from an ordinary object.


Motivation:
The students will be told they are becoming Sculptors. Samples of the completed project will be shown as visual motivation. The students will then view a demonstration done by the teacher.

Materials:
Newspaper (Used for giving the object an animal-like shape)
Bucket (Used to mix the sculptamold)
Ordinary objects such as a 2 litter bottle or
Tupperware (Used to form the base of the animal)
Acrylic Paint
Brushes
Water-based clear polyurethane (optional)

Instructional Procedures:
Students should have pictures of the animal they would like to create (preferably from different angels). Students will take the ordinary objects (Tupperware, soda bottle) and use them as a base to construct the animal. They will apply newspaper to the base and secure it with masking tape. Once the bottle is completely covered and the papers have taken the form of the animal, they will cover the animal with making tape. The masking tape serves as a protective layer. Students will mix the sculptamold product with water in a bucket. Each student will have their own bucket. The product will be applied to the skeleton in sections (Top, Sides and Bottom) during a course of several days. This will give the sculptamold ample time to dry. Once the animal is dry, it can be painted with acrylic paint or gouache. If gouache is used a layer of water-based clear polyurethane should be used to seal and make the animal waterproof. Acrylic paint is recommended for classroom use

Evaluation Procedures:
Students will be evaluated continuously in all the steps. This begins by analyzing the object’s form and how the object can be transformed into the base of the animal. Students will also be evaluated as they create the skeletons of the animal which are made with newspaper. Once the class has finished, there will be a critique. Questions will be raised and discussed – How was the sculpt mold used? Did texture play a role in the use? What painting style was used? Realistic? Abstract? The class’s feedback will be encouraged.


More examples of student's work below: