The vision for this project is a single, interactive sculpture from individual works, thus uniting the students through art. A freestanding, outdoor sculpture now showcases the art club and holds a special, unique meaning to the school.
Under the direction of a sculpture artist from Ringling College, the students applied the art elements and principles of design to a 3-d form while simultaneously learning about famous sculpture artists.
Every student in art club was given a board to paint and create as they wished. Starting with mock-up designs that were duplicated on plywood with paint, each board is unique to its individual student.
Finally, the plywood boards were connected to form a large outdoor sculpture for their campus. This project gave the students the freedom to express themselves and showed them the value of everyone’s contribution to the final piece.
- Timeframe: September 2008 – May 2009
- Kids Served: 10 Art Club Students
- Facilitated by: Christine Faulkner, 1st year Computer Animation Student
- Project Partners: Gocio Elementary School
- Project Sponsors: Ringling College of Art and Design
Feedback for this Project
“I wish I were given this opportunity in my early education, so I want to help these kids out.”
– Christine Faulkner, Student Ringling College