Rhythm Wood Sculpture

wood relief sculpture “Rhythm in Layers” Low-Relief Sculpture with Design in Mind (by Dick Blick)

Resources: Dick Blick website:

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…

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