Sunday, December 4, 2011

Carving animals in Sculpture class

Eighth graders finished their animal carvings of Egyptian theme.  Each student chose an animal that would be included in the tombs of the Pharoahs.



We talked about subtractive carving and drew three views of the animal on our foam brick.
Knives, rasps, and files were used to carve away the unwanted areas.
It was hard for the students until the shape began to take form of their animal.



Lastly, each person chose a rock to simulate the colors on their animal carving. The finished piece was to be like a rock carving such as the Egyptians would have done.

2 comments:

Miss said...

These are so cool- may I ask what type of foam you used and where you got it from? Is it that green floral foam?

mrs ackerman said...

Is called desert foam available most economically thru sax but I've seen them in Walmart too. The size is 8 inches x4 inches x2 I believe.