What is a figurative sculpture?
Figurative art uses the human body for inspiration. Our figurative wire sculpture is a
sculpture of the human body.
What is a wire and found object Sculpture?
A sculpture made of wire and other things found in and around your world.
The objects may have special meaning or they may be interesting miscellaneous items.
*Make sure your parent or guardian agrees with you about the objects chosen and how you can use them to build your sculpture.
Use this activity for inspiration or use your own creativity to create your sculpture
Make a simple stick figure drawing of human poses.
Think of the kind of activity you like to watch (sports, dance, martial arts, and/or gymnastics)
You may use the same pose used on our website or make your own drawing, or use other poses to design your sculpture (you may find a sampling of different poses on our website).
· Gather objects you might use as you build your sculpture
Use cardboard to make a body
· Cut a piece of cardboard 3 inches wide x 8 inches long
· Score the cardboard and fold in half
· Draw a diagonal line from the corner of the cardboard to the fold, (½ inch from the side edge)
and cut the diagonal line to make the hour glass shape used for the body
Make 2 coils (One for the legs and one for the arms)
· Cut 2 pieces of wire (about 24 inches) for the legs and the arms
· Use a pencil, or marker as a cylinder and wrap the wire around it
· Pull the pencil out once entire piece of wire has been wrapped around it
· Stretch the coiled wire until it is 15 inches long and fold it in half
Add the legs to the body
· Unfold the cardboard and place a wire coil on the fold
· Stretch the wire on top of the cardboard into a straight line then fold the cardboard in half
Add the head to the body
· Add wire to the earring for the neck
· Push the wire neck into the top of the cardboard
Add the arms to the body
· Place sculptures body in the middle of the stretched coil
· Loop and twist the wire once around the neck
· Drape and position the wire over the shoulder
Glue decorations to body
*If you use the glue gun, ask your parent or guardian to help you with this step
Attach the scepter to the arm
· Twist the end of a wire arm around the scepter (paint brush)
Mount the sculpture on the cardboard base
· Twist and adjust the legs so your sculpture stands up.
· Bend the legs to make feet
· Place the feet on a cardboard base and glue to the cardboard