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Why not use your sustained drawing idea in pottery/sculpture classes? Give
sculpture or pottery related assignments as appropriate. Tie sustained drawing
assignments to the artists and concepts you are studying in class.
A few ideas I have used in the past which could be modified for the sustained
drawing follow. These examples could cover more than one day's 10 minute
session or be simplified to fit a 10 minute session.
Give students a handout with six 2 1/2" circles - do designs for a series of
abstract slip decorated plates - each stressing a selected principle of design
and element of art in the design - for example repetition and variation of
shape or rythm and variation with line.
Post an example of a Greek pot celebrating an athletic event (or used as an
Olymipic prize) and ask students to design a 1990's version inspired by a
contemporary sporting event.
Plan and sketch and idea for a sculpture that has moving parts and uses sound
as part of its aesthetic impact.
Sketch an idea for a sculpture based on an animal (day 1) -- Abstract your
sculpture plan from day 1 by turning it into simple shapes which still capture
the character of your animal (day 2).
Develop a sketch for a "found art" sculpture which is constructed from parts
you purchased in a bycycle repair shop. Give it an appropriate title which
relates to its form or to the message you were trying to communicate.
Hope these help you think of more ideas.