“Rhythm in Layers” Low-Relief Sculpture with Design in Mind (by Dick Blick)
Resources: Dick Blick website: http://cdn.dickblick.com/lessonplans/rhythm-in-layers/rhythm-in-layers-rhythm-in-layers.pdf
Supplies: Darice Wood Shapes (assorted Pack), acrylic paint, wood or cardboard base 3×5″ (size adjustable)
This is a great project for middle school or high school art. We followed the directions on the Rhythm in Layers PDF by Dick Blick (see above link) with the exception of a thin plywood base & all wood shapes/pieces. We also simplified ours a bit.
IO: The student will learn about the art principles of rhythm, balance and movement. They will create a sculpture using these principles.
Here is how our projects turned out…