Class V Visual Art

Department:  Lower School

Class V Visual Art
Sculpture is the first focus of Class V.  Color, design, and negative/positive space are explored. Students draw a new species of fish.  They learn how to enlarge their fish drawing, make a pattern, and transfer it to a piece of Styrofoam.  This is then sanded, covered with paper mache, and sanded smooth again before fins and tail are added. After the fish is painted, students create a three dimensional surface design using a specific color scheme to complete the project. Ceramic clay is used to create a functional mug with a relief sculpture of a monkey and its environment added to the surface.  The Bauhaus concept of “form follows function” is studied and executed during the mug-making process. Finally, Class V studies linear perspective, the product of the Renaissance struggle to produce the illusion of space on a two dimensional surface. They complete drawings in one and two point perspective, studying eye level and vanishing points.