Thursday, January 24, 2013

From 2-D to 3-D...

Fifth graders focus on the element of space for a good portion of the second semester, whether it is creating actual 3-D forms with clay and sculpture, or creating illusions of space through perspective drawing. I thought a good intro would be creating a relief sculpture based on a famous 2-D work of art. We looked at the iconic nonobjective paintings of Mondrian and Kandinsky, and worked in one of these two styles. We examined the elements of their early 20th century pieces and combined them with the added element of three-dimensional space on the surface level. Thank you to Room 9 Art for sharing the Mondrian example.



  1. This would be great to do near the end of the year when my scrap box is overflowing!!!! And, what a terrific way to use up my collection of random bottle caps!! Thanks for the idea.

  2. Love this - I've never thought to make one of these paintings (that I use all the time in my classroom) into a relief like this! Can't wait to try it!


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