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Figure Drawing and Sculpture

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Sarah Hurdle

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Figure Drawing and Sculpture

When sat in your seat, make yourself a name plate. Fold your page in half so that it stands up.

Include your name and an interesting fact about yourself.

eg. I am Miss Hurdle. I spent 4 months in Asia.
In pairs, with the person next to you, organise the 9 different expectations into a Diamond.

The top should show which you think is the most important.

The bottom should be the least important.

Be prepared to explain your choices.

3 minutes.

Share and discuss.
Learning Objectives
To learn how to record the human figure by exploring gesture drawing techniques.

To learn about and explore the art of different figurative artists to be able to describe similarities and differences.
Alberto Giacometti
Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker.
Henry Moore
From Yorkshire
Large scale bronze sculptures
Tim Burton
1958 - present
American film director, producer, artist, writer, poet and stop motion artist
Using what you have learned about 'gesture' drawing, produce a series of your own gesture drawings using charcoal.

Can you show proportion too?
Exit Ticket
"Two new things I learnt during this lesson


Something I didn’t understand or need more explaining"
You must hand me a named and completed Exit Ticket before leaving the classroom.
Working with your table, find as many similarities and differences as possible between Giacometti and Burton's work.

How many artistic key words can you use?

Every one should be prepared to provide an answer.
Learning Objectives
To explore and experiment illustrative drawing techniques, working in the style of Tim Burton.
Success Criteria:

What do you think makes a successful Burton inspired illustration?
Use the inspiration sheets to help you design your very own Tim Burton character.

Refer to the success criteria you have produced to inform a successful design.

One page of initial ideas.

Use colour pencils to illustrate your designs.
Key words: Distorted, elongated, exaggerated, illustrative, gestural
Similarities / differences?
Recap your success criteria.

Give yourself two stars and a wish.

What do you think you have done well? x2

What do you think you need to improve on?
Volunteer scribe?
Make as many words as you can using the letters below. Write them in the back of your book.
Learning Objectives
To learn how to refine design ideas using SCAMPER.

To develop reflective practices to be able to appropriately evaluate your own work.
What can you substitute?


What can you combine?

Colour palettes?

How can you adapt?

Is there anything you would change?

Modify Magnify

Can you distort it?

Zoom in or out on a section?

Change the colours?

Use artistic license to alter shape, form, detail?

Put to other uses

How else could you use your tool?

How would your work change in a different setting?

Can you simplify?

What could you take away?


Take it apart and put it back together in a new composition.

Rearrange your processes and layers?

Use SCAMPER to help you refine your ideas to develop one final design.

Illustrate carefully using colour pencils and fine liners.

Then... there is another task.
25 mins.
Self Evaluation - full sentences
1. What do you think you have learned so far this year? (key words?)

2. How well do you think you have worked in the style of Tim Burton?

3. What evidence is there of this?

4. How do you think you could produce your Tim Burton inspired character?

5. What do you think you could do to improve your work further? Why?
The big mime!
Can you describe the one of our key words without using words?
Create a profile for your character.

Glue the sheet into your book.

Consider presentation.
Full sentences.
Learning Objectives
To develop reflective practices to inform progression.

To learn how to analyse an artist's work.
Target setting
Task 1:

Continue to develop your final design. Careful illustration and detail.

Task 2:

Analysis of Tim Burton's artworks. Use the analysis spider to help you.

Consider your presentation. Write in full sentences.
Facebook status update.

Do you think you have met your target today?

If yes, how did you do this?

If no, what do you need to do in order to achieve it next lesson?

What could I do to improve my work?
Write down, using a full sentence, a target you aim to meet by the end of the lesson.

eg. My target is to maintain concentration in lesson to be able to produce a high standard of work.

My target is to further explore and develop elongated limbs in the style of Tim Burton.
Monday morning wake up!

Think a film character. Write them at the top of your laminate sheet.

How many other people can you make a connection with?

Write the figure and the connection.

Learning Objectives
To explore wire sculpting techniques to create the base of your sculpture.

To develop peer teaching and learning skills to support one another.
Mini Plenary
What tips/advice do you think you could give to some one who may be struggling?
Create a comic strip explaining/illustrating how to make a wire figure.

Use visual instructions and some key words.
Exit Ticket
What strengths do you think you have demonstrated in today's lesson?

What do you think you improve on next lesson?
Sketchbooks open on your comic strip.

Complete the instructions you started.

Think: What steps did you take to produce your wire sculpture?
Produce a double page study of Tim Burton's work in your sketchbook.

You should include some of your own illustrations, thoughts and opinions.

Collate information about Tim Burton and his work.

Due: Monday 20th October
Learning Objective
To explore and employ papier mache techniques to develop the form of your sculpture.
Step 1
Use papier mache to strengthen the limbs:

Arms, legs and torso.

Remember to make sure to wrap the papier mache tight to build strength.
Step 2
Now begin to construct the forms for the hands and feet.

Remember: look back at Burton's work for inspiration.

How has he used distortion in his work?
Tidy Away
3 x sink managers - wash brushes.

1 x table manager per desk - wash surface

1 x floor manager per desk - check floors

2 x book collectors

4 x sculpture managers - carefully collect and store sculptures

Rest - collect scrap news paper into the buckets and lids on glue pots.

What have you enjoyed about today's lesson? Why?

How do you think you could make today's lesson better? Why?
Think, pair, share.
How long do you think it took to film ONE MINUTE of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'?

Be prepared to share your reasons.
Learning Objective
To creatively explore sculptural techniques to construct the structural form of your character.
You should now begin to papier mache your whole sculpture.

You should aim to explore your own solutions to resolve design problems, such as how to structure the chest and head.

Remember to reflect on Burton and Giacometti's work to inform the shape and dimensions of your sculpture.
Using what you have learned during this topic, what job do you think you would be able to do in the future?
A small selection of job opportunities...
Peer Assessment

Interview the person next to you. What do they think they have done well, and what do they think they could improve.

Be prepared to share with the class.
Learning Objectives
To explore 3D form to develop the dimensions of your Tim Burton sculpture.

To persevere and develop pace of progress in order to complete the structure of your sculpture.
Step 1: Complete torso - remember to add depth to the chest.

Step 2: Create hands and feet.

Step 3: Structure the head.

Ensure all the wire is covered as you will be painting this.

Think: Where can you find inspiration to help develop your character appropriately?
You have been given a word search of key words. How many words can you find?

When you find them all, write a definition for each key word, you can do this in your book.
Complete the word search and definitions.

Make sure your name is on your word search.
5 minutes.
Learning Objective
To learn about and explore decorative techniques in order to decorate your sculpture in the style of Tim Burton.
Step 1: Complete basic structure - hands, feet, torso and head.

Step 2: Use papier mache to add more detail to your sculpture such as clothes. Some of you may want to experiment with making hair too.
Tidy Away
Wash paint brushes - allocated helpers.

Lids on glue pots and into the red tray.

Newspaper back into the box.

Tables wiped and dried.

Sit in your seat without talking.

"Do you feel you have worked to the best of your ability today?"
Self reflection:

Do you feel you have worked to the best of your ability today?
Why do you think that?

Give examples.
How might the world be different if humans were built like Tim Burton's characters?
Explain your answer.
Think, Pair, Share.
Learning Objective
To explore decorative techniques to bring your character to life.
Step 1:
Ensure you have all the human limbs and a nose.
Step 2:
If you are adding clothing shapes - cape, skirt, buttons etc..these MUST be finished today!
Step 3:
Finished the papier mache? Excellent - now you can begin to paint your figure.

What colours resemble Burton's style?
Tidy Away
Glue pots:

Paint brushes:


Table inspectors:

Newspaper collectors:

Floor inspectors:

Work collectors:

Paint palettes:

How much effort do you think you have put into your work so far?
Generally OK
My best
Be prepared to share.

Discuss your reasons for your answer with your partner.
Apron on.

Nominate a team leader for the table. They must be reliable and strong team player.
Learning Objective
To explore colour mixing and application techniques to bring your character to life.
How long did it take to tidy away?

How could you have used your time more efficiently instead of tidying up?
What questions would you ask Tim Burton during an interview?

Think, pair, share.
Learning Objective

in order to
and complete your Burton sculpture.
How would you rate your
in Art?
Do you think you stick at things when it gets difficult?

Do you think you are willing to challenge yourself to develop your work further?
Refine and Complete your Sculpture.
Refine your paint application

Develop fine detail

Finishing touches
Complete the project evaluation.

Be honest, be constructive.

Work independently.
Learning Objectives
To refine finishing techniques to complete your Burton sculpture.

To develop reflective practices to evaluate your work.
1. Complete the painting of your sculpture.

2. Add hair and facial features.

(30 minutes)

3. 5minutes to tidy away.

4. Project evaluation. (10minutes)
1. A detailed observational drawing of your sculpture - capture texture and proportions carefully.


2. Create a mini story about your sculpture - carefully draw your sculpture in your story. Present as a comic book story.
Project review sheet.
Select three questions to find out the answers to.

Make your 'interview' page visually exciting.

Due Monday 26th Jan.
2 stars and a wish.

Swap your sculpture with someone on your table.

Write two things they have done well and one thing they could do to improve.
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