V.T313

Public Sculpture Design

Public Sculpture Design

Students will view a set of six well-known public works of art from a variety of times and locations, find personal, family, and community connections to the art, and describe personal, family, and community connections with artworks. Their responses will be in the form of a model for their own three-dimensional artwork in response to a public artwork chosen from the images. They will sketch their ideas and then build the model using cardboard, glue, and paint. They may incorporate found objects into their artwork if they wish. They will have six class periods to complete the work and write a reflection.

It is important that the administering teacher not impose stereotypical definitions of family when discussing and reflecting. Include all versions of family, society, and community.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC—ARTWORK AND REFLECTION

  • Dimension
  • Reflection States Social Connections: 1. Personal 2. Family 3. Community

  • Physical Form— Technique: Construction and Finishing

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Reflection vaguely explains some social connections of artworks in a generalized way, not specific or unique to the artwork created.

    N/A at this time.
  • Reflection clearly and specifically explains one of the three kinds of social connections of the artwork.

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  • Reflection clearly and specifically explains two or more of the three kinds of social connections of the artwork.

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  • Physical form is not well made, with many aspects lacking care and clear intent.

    N/A at this time.
  • Physical form is mostly well made with care and clear intent.

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  • Physical form is very well made with care and clear intent.

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