This is a unit I taught 6 years ago. Since we have gone virtual, I thought it would be absolutely perfect for my grade 7 students. Mainly, because the process of making a book sculpture is very therapeutic, it also meant limited computer time!
Not to mention it is an awesome project where every student can succeed!
Here are the steps we followed. My plans are in the form of a slideshow so I’ll insert some images of the key slides so that you have a clear understanding of the process.
STEP 1: Look at samples of book sculptures, describe what they are, and discuss how you think they are made.
Collect Inspirational images and add to the documentation slides.
STEP 2: Consider how books make you feel
THEN WATCH THE DANIEL LAI VIDEO & Answer the questions on EdPuzzle
STEP 3: Consider what makes a book sculpture successful
STEP 4: Now we are ready to learn how, and TRY
SAMPLES OF TUTORIALS
STEP 5: Time to Begin the FINAL
STEP 6: Time to critique and give feedback
STEP 7: Add the interactive part of the sculpture.
This could be air-dry clay, paper mache, foil and wire, or origami book pages.
SAMPLES OF TUTORIALS
SINCE THIS WAS ALL COMPLETED VIRTUALLY I ADDED AN EXTRA REQUEST.
The students were required to photograph their book in their favourite location home, with a selfie, a pet, or family member. This was so we could learn a little bit about where they are, and feel just a little more connected. I adored the photos I received.
YOU CAN VIEW ALL THEIR ART IN OUR ARTSONIA GALLERY.
Hi, I was looking for an image of book art to use in a call for entries to an exhibit we are calling “Beyond Words”, for Vermont and New Hampshire artists. Would you allow me to use the top image on this page (https://rjardin.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/virtual-school-book-sculptures-g7/) of folded book art with two flowers, on our announcement? Regards, Rachel (see http://www.longrivergallery.com)
I am so sorry I haven’t been on here for a really long time. Just updating a year of art teaching now (a little behind this year). It is probably too late but, yes you can use it. Thanks for asking and so sorry I didn’t see this sooner.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful lesson plan for book art.