Paper Maquette

 Paper Maquette

Introduction to Paper Sculpture

The possibilities of paper are endless. Paper is not only a drawing surface in two-dimensional art, but also acts as a medium in three-dimensional sculpting. It can be used to create large dominating sculptures that appear heavy, as well as, light airy sculptures with beautiful shadows. Check out the contrasting works of Sarah Sze and Solo Kajima below.

 

What is A Maquette?

Maquette – A sculptors preliminary model or sketch.

Requirements for the Paper Maquette

Objective:  I will utilize cut and folded paper forms to create a paper maquette.

Requirements:

– Small object made of only paper and glue.

– Size: At least 6″ wide OR tall OR high.

 RUBRIC

Distinguished

Proficient

Developing

Craftsmanship ____ /25 points

Maquette reflects student care, consideration and use of thoughtful decision making.

Maquette demonstrates thoughtful decision making but lacks caring presentation

Maquette  reflects little to no care or consideration.

Time/Effort _____ / 25 points

Maquette demonstrates focus, intention and creative thinking.

Maquette response demonstrates intention but lacks experimentation.

Maquette lacks focus and reflects minimal intention. No experimentation present.

 


 

Example Maquettes

Famous sculptor Henry Moore in his studio making maquettes.

Disney Characters By Artist Kent Melton

These maquettes, although they are not made of paper, are small scale models of characters that were created through animation. Creating maquettes is an important step in the animation process. It helps the artists visualize characters as three-dimensional forms.

 

Examples of Other Paper Sculptures

Check out these other paper sculptures for inspiration. What do you want your maquette to be?

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 Before Building Your Maquette

Often the most challenging part of sculpting is knowing where to start. In order to get started with paper maquettes, we are going to learn some specific paper techniques; Edges and Tabs. Creating edges and tabs helps during the assembly phase of sculpting. Using edges and tabs we can turn a square into a 3D cube and a circle into a 3D cylinder. Orgami and other paper folding strategies are also a great way to build your maquette.

Edges on Straight Sides

Tabs on Curvy Sides

 

 


Building the Maquette

Now that you have practiced using edges and tabs, you will now begin building and assembling the maquette. Please review the objective, requirement and rubric one more time.

Objective:  I will utilize cut and folded paper forms to create a paper maquette.

Requirements:

– Small object made of only paper and glue.

– Size: At least 6″ wide OR tall OR high.

Rubric:

  Distinguished Proficient Developing
Craftsmanship ____ /25 points Maquette reflects student care, consideration and use of thoughtful decision making. Maquette demonstrates thoughtful decision making but lacks caring presentation Maquette  reflects little to no care or consideration.
Time/Effort _____ / 25 points Maquette demonstrates focus, intention and creative thinking. Maquette response demonstrates intention but lacks experimentation. Maquette lacks focus and reflects minimal intention. No experimentation present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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