Lesson Plan Title: Chihuly Plastic Sculptures
Materials: plastic bottles, acrylic/tempera paint, brushes, hole punch, string or pipe cleaners, scissors
Vocabulary: color, form, assemblage,
- 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.
- Discuss Dale Chihuly as an artist, medium used, etc. and where you can find his work in Omaha.
- Decide if you want to do a group art piece or put students in teams.
- First day, paint thin plastic bottles with paint (inside or outside). Have students choose a color scheme for direction if you like. Y
- Second day, cut bottles with a spiral or strip technique. The goal is for the students to experiment!
- Second and third day, have students punch a hole into one end to attach it to another piece or single piece of string.
Reflection: What color scheme did you choose and why? What cutting techniques did you enjoy the best? Does your sculpture look like anything?
- How to- http://mnpschihulyartlessons.blogspot.com/2010/11/chihuly-happens-at-hickman.html
- Download this lesson plan: Chihuly Plastic Scultures
Folders: 3-D, Recycle,