- Unit 1: Creating Mass with putty
- Unit 2: Creating Scale with clay
- Unit 3: Creating Surface with Fiber
Within each unit, there are several projects, so at the end of the book, assuming one did every project, he would have completed 12 projects.
It is easy to see what you need for each project, as the art supplies are listed by unit at the front of the book.
Meanwhile, after looking through the book himself, Nicholas (12) had decided that he preferred Unit 1 (Creating Mass with Putty), so he began working on the first project in that unit.
While waiting for these guys to dry so he could paint them, Nicholas actually began working on creating a sculpture with the water putty, but he became very frustrated with trying to shape the newspaper and he quit. If any of you have kids with OCD or Tourette's, you'll understand why I didn't insist that he finish what he started. That battle wasn't worth fighting. He had read the entire Unit on mass, and he had experienced the water putty, so I was happy with his participation in this project. As a perfectionist myself, I understand the extreme frustration of not being able to make it just right. Given his other issues, I don't expect him to be able to cope with that frustration entirely just yet. There is plenty of "meat" in the ARTistic Pursuits Inc. book, even without taking into consideration the art projects (of course, for many kids they are what make the curriculum so much fun!).
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