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Sculptural ShoesSculpture I Final

Sculptural ShoesShoes are familiar, recognizable and necessary objects around the world. A shoe is a functional objectbut have you ever thought about creating shoes as a sculpture? For this final project you will research shoes from a variety of cultures and functions, analyze shoes in art, and create a work of art based on the shoe.

Shoe Art Robert Tabor


Shoe Art Kobi Levi

Shoe Art Gabriel Dishaw

Shoe Art Juan Mejias

Shoes Cultural & Purposeful

Shoes as an Art Form

You will create a piece of artwork based on the shoe. Your sculpture should have an overarching theme/concept and take one of the following directionsA shoe (or pair of shoes) that are created with non-conventional materials ORAn alteration of a shoe (or pair of shoes) to create a piece of art that is no longer a shoe

Your Final Challenge

Materials & ProcessesYour sculptural shoes may be constructed using any material or combination of the materials explored in Sculpture I, as well as any other materials, processes and ideas you may bring into class or research on your own. The basis of your sculpture should either start with a shoe and turn it into something other than a shoe, OR look like a shoe created using alternative materials.

Motivation & InspirationYou will need to show and explain your inspiration for this piece. To help you start brainstorming ideas you should explore the work of the shoe artists below as well as look through the Bata Museums collection.Shoe Artists:Robert TaborKobi LeviGabriel DishawJuan Mejias

Shoe Cultures:Any culture reflected at The Bata Shoe Museum

Dont ForgetYour sculpture must also tell a story or have an overarching theme or concept. Think of something that is relevant or important to you.

What You Will DoResearch Cultures and Shoe Artists to begin your concept development. Complete the sketchbook packet.Meet with teacher to review ideas and plans.Using materials you have planned, inspiration from a culture or artist, and your sketches and notes, create your own shoe sculpture. Complete and hand-in your final project, sketchbook pages, and rubric.

TipsDetailed research and planning will improve your final project.Consider the elements and principles how can you incorporate them or make them a focus of your sculpture?Go beyond the expected and ordinary. This is a FINAL projectmy expectations are high!Craftsmanship and creativity are keys to success. Go back to your planning throughout process, but dont be afraid to modify your plans if the piece is not turning out as you had hoped.

Project Due Dates:Sketchbook Packet:Friday, December 16th END OF CLASS!!!

Project In-Progress Review: Thursday, January 12th

Final Project Completed:Monday, January 23rd END OF CLASS!

Grading Breakdown:This project is worth 20% of your overall gradeSketchbook assignment is worth 70 points and 50% of the final exam gradeFinal sculpture is worth 52 points and 50% of the final exam grade

ExpectationsThis project should be treated as a final exam: your ideas and work should be original because this is your final: no part can be turned in late - there will be no make-ups, re-dos, or additional time and materials provided you will be required to solve problems on your own (not rely on teacher to give you answers), however you can talk things through with teacher or classmates start with an idea first. all portions of this project must be submitted by the due date, to receive full credit