We started with a teacher example, as usual. Here's a quick time-lapse video that I showed to the kids of my sculpture:
Students then completed a found object sculpture assignment built step-by-step with the teacher. After that, they are free to design and build their own creations. Once finished, they have the option to paint their piece using acrylic paint.
Some student examples:
...and of course...the student who copies the teacher example: