Monday, February 25, 2013

5th grade wire sculptures

I mean it when I say I have a lot of favorite lessons.  But, this is really one of my absolute favorite lessons.  The creativity!  The things I learn about the precious students!  The simplicity of the wire with elaborate embellishments!  Oh the joy of teaching art!

The fifth graders looked at wire artworks and we discussed how one line can be used to create a sculpture.  We also discussed emphasis:  how to be careful as an artist by not giving all the information away, but being selective in what you choose to make stand out.

The fifth graders chose an action or motion, created the figure out of wire and then embellished it with cool sculptural materials.  I wish we had a real museum to display all of their works.  They worked very hard to create these amazing masterpieces.  Fantastic job, sweet students!

  Check out this prop!

  Oh teachers: how do you store your in-process sculpture artworks?

 Penalty kick - how clever!

 A performer.  I love the flowers thrown at her feet.

 A Dad (with computer) and his son.  Breathtaking!

 An artist!  Check out that easel!
 Smiling artists

 Look at that split, pom-poms and bow!

The skier!  Wow!

Complete with the net.

 Catching a butterfly.  How serene.  I love the button on the bow!

Yes, it's really a cowboy.  Complete with a horse!  Wow!

  There was a lot of persistence to make this basketball goal.

This student created a couple.  The outfits are complete with a veil, a ring, flowers, the works!
What great movement (and basketball goal!).

 I like the shoulder pads.

 The action is drama!  He has a flower.  How unique!

 Good use of foil to make the hat!

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