3D Positive-Negative Designs Rubric

3 = Good
2 = Fair
1 = Poor

Technical Skills
Craftsmanship and presentation of the design as a whole, is high quality.
1 2 3 4

Attention to detail is fabulous.
1 2 3 4

Paper is kept clean and neat; there are no visible smudges, pencil lines or glue marks.
1 2 3 4

Shapes touch at least 3 edges of the base.
1 2 3 4

Lines flow across the negative space. Where line ends, another begins. There are not "floating" objects.
1 2 3 4

The paper relief sculpture activates the negative space, by the placement of the positive shapes.
1 2 3 4



Please use at least four complete and thoughtful sentences in responding to each of the following questions:

1. What techniques did you use to make sure your negative spaces are as active as your positive shapes?

2. Which composition "rules" are you seeing in your composition? Be specific in indicating where they are and how they contribute to the effectiveness and interest of your work.

3. Which of the following artists (Miro, Matisse, Mondrian) do you see as having influenced your work the most? Even if you weren't conscious of being influenced, find the artist whose work yours most closely resembles. Find and insert in this document a painting by that artist which contains similar shapes and/or composition to your sculpture and explain the similarities. Please be sure to give credit to the artist by listing his name and the name of the painting under the work.