Sculpture

Step inside Artopia's Sculpture lobby! Students can learn about the history of sculpture by exploring Art History. Under Be a Sculpture Critic, students are guided on how to closely examine five different types of sculptures: (1) carving, (2) casting, (3) modeling, (4) assemblage & soft sculpture and (5) earthworks, installations & beyond. In Meet a Sculptor, watch videos of artists at work. Please note many of the web videos include transcripts.

Sculpture Listing | Artopia
Sculpture Listing | Artopia

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The following list offers a quick tour through the Sculpture section. Art History Sculpture - One Minute Art Lesson Alison Saar Antoni Gaudí Camille Claudel Constantin Brancusi David Hammons Marisol...
Sculpture Word Bank | Artopia
Sculpture Word Bank | Artopia

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WORD BANK: Elements and Principles of Design line – a long thin continuous mark or stroke color – hues, tints, and shades as created by light and pigments value – the relative lightness or darkness of...
Modeling a Head From Clay | Artopia
Modeling a Head From Clay | Artopia

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Modeling is an additive process. The artist builds up a soft, flexible material such as wax or clay, piece by piece. These soft materials are fragile. They don’t usually last very long, so they have...
How Do You Make a Cast? | Artopia
How Do You Make a Cast? | Artopia

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Casting is the process of changing a sculpture made from a soft, temporary substance, like unfired clay or wax, to a hard material such as cement, bronze or steel. The artist makes a mold from the...
Carving a Figure Out of Wood | Artopia
Carving a Figure Out of Wood | Artopia

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Carving is a subtractive process. A carver removes bits and pieces of a hard material, slowly revealing the desired shape. Many different things can be carved – stone, marble, wood, plaster, plastic...
Camille Claudel | Artopia
Camille Claudel | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Camille Claudel was born on December 8, 1864 in Fère-en- Tardenois, Aisne, in northern France, and moved with her family to Paris in the early 1881. At an early age...
Constantin Brancusi  | Artopia
Constantin Brancusi | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Constantin Brancusi was born in Pestisani, a village in Southern Romania, on February 19, 1876. He studied at the Craiova School of ArtsCrafts, the Bucharest School of...
David Hammons | Artopia
David Hammons | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan David Hammons was born in 1943 in Springfield, Illinois and grew up there—the youngest of ten children. As a student he was placed in vocational courses, but drawing...
Maya Lin | Artopia
Maya Lin | Artopia

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Illustration by Maria Manhattan Maya Lin was born and raised in the small college town of Athens, Ohio on October 5, 1959. Her parents fled China in 1949, just before the Communists took over. They...