Prior to the making of these fun foil figures, we discuss the sculpture of Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti. His art is fun to have at the center of discussion for kids of this age (and any!). Next, we spend the rest of that day discussing gesture drawings and how important it would be for any sculpture to be cognizant of weight, balance, and movement. The kids spend the rest of the day modeling fun gestures and practicing this art of quick drawing.
The final day is filled with creating the foil figure in a specific pose. This year, I had them add shadows and a background on the mat board. I am sure this is my favorite batch so far! Super job, fourth graders!