BFA Art School Portfolios TRACK: Lesson 7


Create 2 sculptures that are abstract representations of 2 contrasting sides of your personality.

brainstorming & THUMBNAILs
  1. Write a list of your personality traits.
  2. Choose 2 traits that contrast with each other.
  3. Draw shapes that are related to those personality traits.
  4. Compose those shapes into a design for a sculpture.

Supply list. You can use corrugated cardboard from old boxes as a substitute for the chipboard.

Artists for inspiration

List of 3D artists, Louise Nevelson, Sopheap Pich, Tara Donovan, Cornelia Parker, Alexander Archipenko

3D Design: Chipboard Sculptures

Art Prof Clara Lieu presents a basic 3D design project using chipboard and glue guns to construct a sculpture which is an abstract representation of the artist’s personality. Lieu begins with a brainstorming activity as a starting point for generating shapes and designs that will visually show an artist’s personality. Cutting techniques with utility knives, shaping techniques with the chipboard, and construction methods with a hot glue gun are covered in depth. 

Elements of Art: Shape

This video explains SHAPE, one of the Elements of Art. Shape can be a powerful visual tool for creating dynamic compositions. Examples of illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and more are shown, where shape plays an integral role. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Deepti Menon.

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