Tape Person Sculpture Project: Installation Art Lesson


This tape person sculpture is my most popular sculpture project. Perfect for middle school art or high school art class, check out this installation art assignment.


This installation art project is a fun introduction to sculpture and site-specific art. I teach this in my Introduction to Ceramics and Sculpture course. This lesson is perfect for upper elementary, middle, and high school art classes.

Students create life-size human form sculptures using nothing but their bodies, scissors, and packaging tape. It is a group project and requires at least two participants to construct the sculpture. For distance learning, virtual learners, or homeschoolers this is a low-supply project that could be a fun family project.

This lesson pack includes:

  • Lesson Plan with big idea, essential questions, national standards, step-by-step instructions, vocabulary, and supply list
  • PowerPoint
  • Rubric
  • Critique sheet

My students love the chance to put artwork in the school in an unusual way. It really pushes them to think about the purpose of different spaces, and how they can highlight that through art.

Save money and time by purchasing my entire semester-long Introduction to Sculpture and Ceramics curriculum here. In addition to this lesson, below are the other lessons included in this pack.

  • Check out my accordion sketchbook lesson here.
  • Glass fusing project here.
  • Tissue paper and reed lanterns here.
  • Food traditions ceramic project here.
  • Collaborative clay relief sculpture here.
  • Pottery wheel lesson here.
  • Venetian mask sculpture lesson here.
  • Check out my coil vessel lesson here.
  • Check out my other hand-building clay project on pinch pot whistles here.

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Each of my classes builds on the last. This sculpture course builds on the lessons and techniques introduced in my Introduction to Art course. Check out the yearlong curriculum here.

My painting class also builds on my Introduction to Art course, check out the semester-long curriculum bundle here.

My Advanced 2D Design and AP Art classes build on the lessons and techniques taught in my painting class. Check out the next level in my Advanced curriculum (available at a bundled discount) here.

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