Relief Lesson Plan

Relief – Art 2

Key Concept – Relief

Objective – SW
a) fabricate a relief
b) experience a 3 dimensional method of working and relating a concept
Procedure –
a) intro and Relief gallery
b) demo, cutting and collaging
c) Create a theme, or a relation to decoration by making thumbnails
d) Build by addition as opposed to carving – taking away
Materials - open, but card broad, photos, knives, scissors etc..
Artists – Michelangelo, class examples, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenburg
Assessment –
a) TIO
b) Craftsmanship
c) Thumbnails
d) Direction of building – bottom to top or top to bottom
e) Framing or presentation
f) Reading of theme or decoration.
g) Rhythm

By in large this plan is about restructuring the way students make and see art. Relief is basically an addition or subtraction depending upon materials. Drawing and painting are predominately flat. In contrast 3D and 2D use different modes of thinking seeing and reading a piece. Space and focal have to be manipulated differently. Movement while using line etc… to move the eye must use a obtain a diiffernt form 3D vs 2D.We are using addition because we are building up and out, as opposed to carving in. The pieces should have some theme to them, a narrative if you will. They should also have a way of being presented (Presentation)



The basic means of construction is building from corrugated board and gluing pictures them as the picture plane expands into 3 dimensional space.

It seems from prior classes that the idea of looking through or into or even out of works well in order to obtain the special effects needed to fabricate a relief.

If a theme is generated this can also facilitate the ease of making the piece giving the student a narrative or an order of how things or when things are to be seen.

Relief A bit os a QUIZ
a) What is a relief?
b) What is the difference between a relief and a sculpture?
c) Tell me what the process is for doing a relief.
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d) Where does the term relief originate?
e) There are three kinds of relief. Please name them.
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f) The Egyptians did a style of relief similar to low relief. What is it actually called?
g) What does funerary mean?
h) which culture was the first to make and complete a free standing sculpture?

Alivio Un poco os un QUIZ

a) ¿Qué es un alivio?

b) ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre un alivio y una escultura?

c) Dime cuál es el proceso para hacer un alivio.

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d) ¿De dónde viene el alivio a su origen?

e) Existen tres tipos de alivio. Nombre, por favor.

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f) Los egipcios hacían un estilo similar al de alivio bajo relieve. ¿Qué es lo que realmente ha llamado?

g) ¿Qué quiere decir funerario?

h) que la cultura era el primero en hacer y completar una escultura derecha libre?