Sculpture using found objects have also been referred to as ready-mades, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp as well as assemblage art. Briefly, it is art which repurposed things, including other art, in order to create works of art. As the term assemblage indicates, this is an additive method of art making.
For this project you need to gather together some materials (found objects) and/or use the recyclable materials (found objects) available in the class room. You will then create a figure, head, or elaborate mask. It can be human or animal. The style can be steam punk, whimsical, or historical.
You may treat the surface with any finish you want—plaster, plaster infused gauze, paint, etc. Or, you may leave it untreated—as long as your choice adds to the interest of the final piece and isn’t the result of being lazy or running out of time.
EXAMPLES OF FOUND OBJECTS
(NOT an exhaustive list!)
plastic bags and bottles
old toys, jewelry
plastic forks, spoons, knives, straws
pencils and pens
leaves, twigs, and pinecones
fabric scraps and notions
FOUND OBJECT PROJECT FEEDBACK AND GRADING SHEET Your sculpture will be graded by the following rubric. Each criterion receives 1-5 points. 5—The artist uses the skill, technique, concept, or requirementconsistently and successfully, 4—The artist attempts the focused skill, technique, concept or requirementwith irregular success, 3—The work shows both a limited attempt at employing the skill, technique, concept or requirementand limited success, 2—The artist rarely uses the skill, technique, concept, or requirementand needs more practice with it, or 1—The artist has not considered or tried to employ the skill, technique, concept, or requirement.
POINTS: STUDENT: _______The artist completed the assignment in a timely manner both not hurrying just to get done yet also finishing by the due date. _______The artist considered all the angles of the piece. _______The artist considered how the sculpture would be displayed. _______The figure created by the artist was solidly constructed. _______ The artist considered the elements and principles of design as he/she constructed the composition of his/her sculpture. _______The artist finished the surface or intensionally left the objects in their raw state in order to enhance interest. _______The artist was careful to hide or camouflage his/her method of attaching the various pieces of his/her sculpture together or intensionally used the attachment method to enhance the work. _______ The student consistently took time to clean up his/her studio space and the tools that he/she used. _______The work demonstrates a seriousness of craftsmanship and a desire to do excellent work. _______The project was properly labeled. _______ final points /50 COMMENTS: