Friday, January 24, 2014

5th grade wire sculptures

This is one of my favorite lessons.  The fifth graders looked at wire sculptures, particularly those by Alexander Calder.  We discussed the challenges sculpting with wire might entail.  The students chose a movement or pose they wanted to capture in their sculpture.  The key was to include clues (but not too many - the clues were the emphasis of the sculpture) to let the viewer understand what is going on in the sculpture.  I love the small, intricate yet incredibly meaningful clues that these great artists added.  We installed them in the library to proudly display the work.
 They first painted the bases.

  Figuring out how to use all the materials


 reading a book on a beanbag chair!

 quiet time by a tree

very nice craftsmanship!

 Just snap to find out more!

1 comment:

  1. I like the karate guy with the red headband! These are so cute.