3-D Chihuly Plastic Sculptures

Lesson Plan Title: Chihuly Plastic Sculptures

Materials: plastic bottles, acrylic/tempera paint, brushes, hole punch, string or pipe cleaners, scissors

Grade: 5-8

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Vocabulary: color, form, assemblage,

Objectives:

  • Students will learn about glass artist Dale Chihuly and his work.
  • Students will experiment with recycled materials and and the use of a color scheme.
  • Students will create a three-dimensional sculpture through assemblage and aesthetics.

Directions:

  1. Discuss Dale Chihuly as an artist, medium used, etc. and where you can find his work in Omaha.
  2. Decide if you want to do a group art piece or put students in teams.
  3. First day, paint thin plastic bottles with paint (inside or outside). Have students choose a color scheme for direction if you like. Y
  4. Second day, cut bottles with a spiral or strip technique. The goal is for the students to experiment!
  5. Second and third day, have students punch a hole into one end to attach it to another piece or single piece of string.

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Reflection: What color scheme did you choose and why? What cutting techniques did you enjoy the best? Does your sculpture look like anything?

Support:

  • How to- http://mnpschihulyartlessons.blogspot.com/2010/11/chihuly-happens-at-hickman.html

Folders: 3-D, Recycle,