After working with Ben on the Paper Bag Princess, we’ve been inspired to explore some sculpture projects and so I have been googling projects. Here are a few of our favourite ideas that also have an autumn flavour to them.
Flexible “glass” sculpture We thought these would be beautiful in leaf shapes to use as a centrepiece or to hang in a window.
Plaster of Paris leaf casting.
The Guelph Public Library has lots of books about sculpture in their collection. Here are just a few.
123 I can sculpt! by Irene Luxbacher.
Illustrated step-by-step sculpting projects include a toothy crocodile, a sunbathing sea lion, a flock of feathered friends and more. Budding artists will proudly say, “I can sculpt!” Encouraging play and experimentation with everyday materials and tools, Starting Art unlocks the creative spirit in every young child. This excellent new series offers unique clear and inspiring step-by-step illustrated techniques for creating fun and appealing art projects that lead to discovery and a real sense of accomplishment.
Sculpture by Sue Nicholson.
Teaches the basic skills needed to create a wide range of sculptures, three-dimensional (3D) objects made from different materials.
The naked lady by Ian Wallace.
When a sculptor moves in to the farm next door, young Tom is inspired to become an artist. (This lovely story is one of our family favourites.)