Day 1: Have several common objects in a box in the front
of the room (or ask students to bring some that have a sense of sculptural integrity).
Also have pencils and newsprint or sketch books prepared to draw the objects. (Optional:
Have the work of Claus Oldenburg on slide or poster, showing students use of common
objects in art).
Day 2, 3, 4: Students have small amount of Creative
Paperclay®, in a plastic bag, along with their object they have chosen. A clean surface
will be necessary to sculpt on, along with the sculpting tools listed above.
Introduce lesson using above anticipatory set, and talking about the sculptural
integrity of objects in the room. (example: what makes some objects sculpturally
interesting, while others are boring?)
Have students pick an object that they think has sculptural integrity,
and they would like to replicate.
Instruct students to do a multi-view drawing of the object paying particular attention
When students have "studied" the objects (by drawing in scale), instruct them
on the use and makeup of Creative Paperclay®.
Students will use tools and fingers to create a scaled replica of the
object. In order for the object to look authentic, have them create a weathered
look by denting, scratching, or warping the shapes they make. Instruct them that they can
add color and lettering later, for now to concentrate on proportion and