In this project, you will work in groups of 4 to 5 people to design and build a mini golf hole. Your mini golf hole will be made from a variety of materials and will use all the techniques we have studied this semester.
Your mini golf hole can be abstract or contain representational elements, but must foreground one element and one principle of design. For example, you my include a figure, but the proportions should be exaggerated, or you might design your course around the element of line and the principle of rhythm and it will be completely non-representational.
Some wood, metal and cement will be provided. All the rest of the materials will be up to you to provide. The can include, but are not limited to:
Foam (to be covered by cement)
Wood- Scrap or new
In addition to materials, everyone in the group is required to supply or build a putter for playing the course! You can find one at a thrift store, or build one using wood, metal or found objects.
Things to think about:
Combining materials in new ways- cement and found objects, cardboard and natural materials- each combination can yield surprising results.
What is the surface you are playing on? You can get putting grass at the hardware store, but what about old rugs? Jeans or other clothes? Plain wood or cement?
How complicated is the hole? How many steps is required to complete it? Can it be completed?
What is the inspiration for your piece? This show was cerated in response to the landscape and architecture of LA.
You are in a sculpture class, why is your design flat?!!!!!! Think in the 3rd and 4th dimension!!!!!!!
Your work will be presented at the end of the year Sculpture party on Monday Dec. 9 and will be played by many members of the School of Art!
Playscapes Isamu Noguchi s Designs for Play