Shape/Form
There are an endless variety of shapes all around us – from the regular, geometric shapes of the constructed environment to the irregular, organic shapes of nature.
Categories of shape:
· Geometric- are precise shapes such as circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. We see them in man-made objects, and manufactured items.
· Organic – are free-form, uneven and irregular. They often occur in nature such as a leaf, seashell, flowers, tree, rock etc.

Shapes have length and width but once we add another dimension, depth we are creating a form.
In art, artists are able to achieve the illusion of form by using at least one other art element. Artists producing sculptures are actually creating three dimensional forms. Many sculptures are freestanding; they can be looked at from all sides. These artworks are called sculptures in the round. Other sculptures which have a three dimensional surface, but are made to be seen against a wall or other surfaces are called relief sculptures.


Here is a copy of the assessment rubric if you haven't got your copy handy.



Sculptural task

The fantastic feature of working in a ‘Virtual Environment’ is it provides you with the opportunity to create three-dimensional forms.
1. You are to create a sculpture which must comprise at least two different forms.
2. You must consider the type of shapes used in your sculpture, for instance your sculpture may be made up from organic shapes, geometric shapes or combinations of both.
3. You need to consider the scale of your sculpture. A large sculpture creates a completely different response from the viewer than a miniature sculpture.
4. You need to consider how your sculpture is going to be displayed. For instance, if it is a small sculpture then it may be placed on a plinth.
5. You can check out how to manipulate your sculpture through experimenting with some of the features. Exploration of these features will provide exciting opportunities to make your work highly original.
6. As your sculpture can be viewed from all sides, you are to carefully consider how the aesthetics of the piece can be enhanced by adding texture and using at least one other art element.
7. A minimum of two of the textures you created must be used in your design.

These videos will provide information to assist you understand how you can build in a Virtual World.

http://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?SBKMP9

http://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/?CGJ2CN