Camden Hills Regional High School

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3-D Design
Mr. Kahn
Room - Period

This is an introductory level course that will focus on the basics of three-dimensional design.  Students will learn how to work in three-dimensions using a variety of media. There will be drawing and art history components to the course.

Students will be creating a number of projects in three dimensions including, but not limited to the following:


  • Figurative wire sculpture
  • Wire sculpture using 2 elements
  • Animal wood relief sculpture
  • Wood sculpture in 3D and painted
  • Soap stone animal fetish
  • Alabaster carving
  • Plater mask
  • Paper sculpture of unique mailbox

The art room is a place for all students to comfortably study, create and discuss artwork.

Guidelines for allowing this kind of an atmosphere to exist are as follows:
1. Work quietly and thoughtfully so others may do the same.
2. Be prompt, present and ready to work.
3. Listen carefully and be courteous when others are talking or demonstrating.
4. Always use your time productively.
5. Be sure language, comments and projects are appropriate for school and not
offensive to any individuals.
6. Demonstrate a positive approach to assignments and consider feedback.  
7. Pursue challenging solutions & strive for high standards of achievement.
8. Demonstrate personal initiative and problem solving ability.
9. Participate successfully in group activities and critiques.
10. The student will work outside of class time if it is recommended by the teacher.

Grading Policy:

Grading for the class is divided in the following percentages;

Large Projects - 60%
Small Projects - 20%
Art History - 10%
Tests/Exams - 10%

For large projects, Grading is based on the following rubric:(Example)

1Effort and Initiative- The amount of time and effort that you put into your project on a daily basis.
Final Presentation-The quality of the completed project.
Use of Studio and Tools-Make sure you give yourself enough time for clean-up of ALL your tools and area. (includes Set-Up)
The final 2 are closely related to the specific project, example for the Wood relief project.

4. Texture and use of whole board - The animal wood reief sculpture has texture and 100% of the surface covered with a variety of wood pieces.
5.Composition and glueing - The animal and bacground compliments each other in the composition and the pieces ar glued down correctly so nothing falls off.


(Subject to change)

January 21 - 24

    Intro to course, still life drawing

  January 27 - 31

  Draw the figure with tape and then come up with 4 ideas for firgue wire sculptures

Begin the figure wire sculpture

  February 3 - 7

Complete the figure wire sculpture/ Art History Alexander Calder

  February 10 - 14

  Draw the idea first then begin the 2nd wire sculpture using 2 elements that work together

  February 24 - 28

Complete the 2nd wire sculpture using 2 elements that work together

  March 3 - 7

Explore the native american stone carvings (fetishes) and sketch an animal that you would like to sculpt in soap stone. Begin the first stone carving.

  March 10 -13

Complete the first stone carving. Polish and prepare a base.

  March 17 - 21

Begin the 2nd stone carving in Alabaster/ Art History Henry Moore

  March 24 - 28

Visiting artist Blake Hendrickson will show his wood sculpture/Begin the animal wood relief sculpture

  March 31 - April 4

Continue the animal wood relief sculpture/Art History Louise Nevelson

  April 7 - April 11

Complete the animal wood relief sculpture

 April 14 - 18

Begin the 2nd Wood Sculpture

  April 28 - May 2

Complete and paint the 2nd Wood Sculpture

 May 5 - May 9

Sketch 4 ideas for plaster masks referriing to the you tube video that you saw. Begin adding extentions to the mask.

  May 12 - 15

Continue working on the plaster mask and complete the painting.

  May 19 - 23

Add other media to the mask; feathers, beads, felt etc...

  May 27 - 30

 Begin Ind. Project

 June 2 - 6

 Continue Ind. Project

 June 9 - 13

 Complete Ind. Project

  June 17 - 19

    Final Exams