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Essential Questions: 

How will tools help us realize our ability to create in wood?

What are the elements of craftsmanship?

How can we communicate using wood as a medium?

What does stone have to offer as a material?

Content: 

Elements of Design

Sophisticated woodworking techniques

Sculptural explorations in low, medium, high relief in paper and wood

Carving Soapstone/Alabaster

Building on previous tool knowledge, techniques, etc

Safety, Clamping, Glueing, Lamination

Skills and Processes: 

Series of sculptural exercises using hand and power tools

Using soapstone to make small sculptural objects, jewelry, dishes

Advanced lathe work

Exploring Individual

Assessment: 

Self-assessment
Conference

Narrative report

 

Resources: 

Books

Magazines

Internet

 

Multicultural Dimension: 

Aleutian Soapstone Carving