Summer Dreamers Academy, Week 1

A demonstration by Mr. Tom to begin the class.

A demonstration by Mr. Tom to begin the class.

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Collage time!

Collage time!

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Project 1: collage with drawing.

Project 1: collage with drawing.

Sculpture model construction.

Sculpture model construction by Elizha.  

A student uses supports to create a second level on her sculpture.

Trinity uses supports to create a second level on her sculpture.

Gathering materials for construction.

Shashak gathtering materials for construction.

Mr. Tom reviewing the process for sculpture making.

Mr. Tom reviewing the process for sculpture making.

Student with sculpture model.

Phil with sculpture model.

Students cut cardboard shapes to make a sculptural model at least 12 inches high.

Students cut cardboard shapes to make a sculptural model at least 12 inches high.

An artist starting the second project, a sculptural model in cardboard and string.

An artist starting the second project, a sculptural model in cardboard and string.

Mr. Tom talking about modern sculpture.

Mr. Tom talking about modern sculpture.

Students took turns modeling for each other for figure sketches and contour line drawing.

Students took turns modeling for each other for figure sketches and contour line drawing.

For the first project, students were asked to make a collage using their favorite colors, textures and patterns.

For the first project, students were asked to make a collage using their favorite colors, textures and patterns.

The participants in the Sculpture & Performance activity at Camp Carmalt are off to a great start!  It the first week, students personalized their own sketchbooks, practiced sketching the figure, made self-portrait collages, and constructed sculptural models.  As the projects progressed from two-dimensional collage to three-dimensional construction, students learned valuable skills that will help them in their final Sculpture & Performance presentation.

Sculpture & Performance is a program of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, taught and developed by artist Tom Sarver.  Participants recently completed sixth and seventh grades.  The class is part of Summer Dreamers Academy, a summer learning program offered by Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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