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Lesson Plans

Re: Paper Sculpture

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Lily Kerns (cwkerns)
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 14:40:11 -0600

My favorite paper sculpture project is to take a sheet of paper
(construction will work, heavier is better). Have the students cut a
meandering line into it. They must not cut anything off and the lines
should stay an absolute minumum of an inch apart. (May want to have them
draw the line the first time.) Then they twist the long irregular shape
that results until they get a sculptured shape that looks good from all
sides. Glue the shape together at the ends only. (Paper clips may help til
the glue dries). These may stand on a desk or hang from the ceiling. Being
light weight they move very nicely with air currents.

Optional: make additional cuts (better if using large sheets).
Start with a large irregular oval (works better iwith larger paper and keep
the areas wider apart.)
Use up watercolor experiments.
Use duo-colored paper
Color is interesting, but I still prefer the all white effect of lights and
shadow--they make great subjects for value drawings.

My normally blase 7-8 found this almost addictive....

Lily Kerns CWKerns
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