Paper Quilled Hanging Sculptures is a lesson plan given to me by a colleague many years ago. The lesson seems simple enough... and it is! I teach this lesson every year and I always get fabulous results.
I introduce the lesson with photos of various types of sculpture. We talk about abstract and figurative sculpture and what makes these different than a painting or drawing. This lesson introduces a lot of great vocabulary too; height, width, depth, 3D vs. 2D, form, and cylinder. I also like to demonstrate holding a sculpture in my hand and seeing it from all views, or walking around or under a giant sculpture.
Sometimes we hang our sculptures, other times I attach them to matte and hang them on the wall, sometimes they are meant to just sit on a shelf. Every variation works. I've even added puff ball spheres, and rectangular prisms at times.
This lesson works great for a substitute too!