Display An Abstract Stone Sculpture In Your Art Classroom To Use As A Visual Aid

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If you are an art teacher and plan on teaching your pupils about abstract sculptures and you own a stone sculpture that you would like to use as a visual aid, display the piece in your classroom and provide materials for the students to use to sketch or paint a picture of the sculpture:


  • glass display case
  • fabric 
  • file card
  • marker
  • plastic sleeve
  • heat sealer
  • tape
  • drop light
  • paper
  • acrylic paint
  • watercolors
  • water
  • cups
  • paintbrushes
  • charcoal
  • pastels
  • pencils
  • erasers

Create A Display And Provide Information

Purchase a glass or plastic display case to set the abstract stone sculpture in. Lay a piece of material across the bottom of the case before setting the sculpture on top of the fabric. Choose a color of fabric that has a pattern printed on it or that is a color that will complement the colors and textures that the statue is constructed of. After closing the display case, move the case to a table in your classroom that is near the location of the students' desks so that each person in your class will be able to clearly view the sculpture during class.

Use a marker to write a brief description on a file card that includes the materials that the sculpture is made of, the artist's name, and the characteristics of the stones. Place the card in a plastic sleeve and use a heat sealer to close the sleeve's opening. Use strips of tape to attach the description to the display case's exterior. Plug in a drop light and hang the light over the artwork. Turn the light on just before class is about to begin so that the sculpture will stand out as your pupils filter into the classroom. 

Provide Additional Details And Art Materials

At the beginning of class, invite your pupils to stand next to the stone sculpture and answer any questions that they may have about the piece. Verbally discuss the abstract sculpture at length and inform your pupils about the manner in which you acquired the piece. Afterward, instruct your pupils to sketch or paint their interpretation of the stone sculpture. Hand out art materials and encourage everyone to be as creative as they wish while creating their masterpieces.

Once everyone has finished sketching or painting, allow students to share their artwork with one another by standing in front of the class and describing the steps that they took to create their individual pieces. 

Contact a company like Realism in Stone Inc. for more information and assistance.