- “Rhythm in Layers” Low-Relief Sculpture with Design in Mind
Layer by layer, piece by piece, students assemble a three-dimensional collage using simple pre-cut wood and cardboard shapes built up from a base. Because the design exists on multiple levels rather than a single plane, the relationship of each individual element to the whole must be considered. This lesson can be used to illustrate the following design principles:
Rhythm – repetition and placement of similar colors, shapes and lines throughout the collage will provide a sense of order and unity.
Balance – whether placed symmetrically or asymmetrically, collage materials should be arranged so that the visual weight is evenly distributed.
Movement – connecting shapes, lines and colors should lead the viewer on a path into, out of and around the entire piece.
Grade Levels 3-12
Note: Instructions and materials are based on a class of 25 students. Adjust as needed.
- Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts
- Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
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