Lesson Plan

Shaping Ideas: Symbolism in Sculpture—Lesson 2

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Young artists create a series of sketches of ideas for a sculpture, and using the criteria develop in the previous class, critique their sketches. They then choose one of their ideas and create their work of art.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a gallery of the works and have sculptors discuss their inspirations and techniques
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a three-lesson sequential sculpture unit produced by the Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum education staff 
  • The resource includes a step-by-step plan and links to sculpture images
  • No rubric is included for the sculpture