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ruscha words

Ninth grade Studio Art students created these works after studying the word art
of Pop Artist Ed Ruscha. After an introduction on typography and how
letter forms
can be used to express emotions and ideas, students selected their word.

endsculpNext, students created white paper sculptures of their
word on
a white board background. These sculptures
became the subject matter for each
student's observational
drawing to follow. With a good
drawing done, students were
taken through pencil shadin
g of the basic forms (cube,
cone, sphere and cylinder).

The final step saw students shading their drawings using
their paper sculptures and adding soft pastels for their


"liver" Natasha F.R.                                        "Hendrix"  Julian M.R.

"pearl" Anna W.                                               "zoo" Ryan G.