Raven Sculptures: John Hoover

Grade 3

Linda Pfisterer,

Students learn about Alaskan Aleut sculptor John Hoover and study two of his raven sculptures, looking for shape and texture. After learning interesting scientific facts about ravens, they draw and cut out raven sculpture mobiles.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. look at the 3D sculptures of John Hoover to find shapes and texture.
  2. draw a raven using guided drawing and some measuring estimation.
  3. create texture on the raven by folding and cutting slanted lines on the wing and tail.
  4. transform a 2D drawing into a 3D hanging mobile sculpture.