Studio in Art Lesson Plans

Wire Contour Figure Project


This project focuses on:

  • Developing hand/eye coordination and strong observational skills
  • Transferring a drawn concept to a different medium (pencil drawing to a wire sculpture
  • Representing correct figure proportions and gesture
  • Understading 3 dimensional forms in space
  • Developing craftsmanship of wrapped wire sculpture

Assignment: Draw a figure using the blind contour and modified contour technique. Translate the final contour into a wire sculpture. Pay particular attention to the figure proportions and overall gesture. Create a three-dimensional form that is made with densely wrapped wire and extendsin all directions.

wire_contour techniques

GRID PAINTING PROJECT CHECK SHEET OF BASIC REQUIREMENTS

wire contour checksheet

Figure Proportions 1
Figure Proportions 2
Please view Bill T. Jones' "Ghostcatching" video
Background information about "Ghostcatching"

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