Third graders have recently been looking at the works of American sculptor, Alexander Calder, and discussing 3-D form, color schemes, and abstract style. Calder loved primary colors and black and white in his creations, often built with wire and painted metal and suggesting themes like "outer space" or "the circus." We tried 3 different techniques: the wire sculpture, the wall mobile, and the stabile sculpture. Here are some of our results...
|Hallway display case|
|bird from wire, pipe cleaners, buttons and beads|
|my teacher example of a wall mobile|
|a table full of stabile sculptures using painted yarn cones|
|wall mobiles standing in the back|
|wire bunny - love the placement of the buttons - skillful!|
|black background makes them pop!|
|an amazing kangaroo w/baby in pouch... really detailed|
|nice hanging wire sculptures|
|stabile with "SUN" theme|
p.s. - Don't forget to go see "Picasso to Warhol" currently on display at the High museum, where you can experience several Calder sculptures in person!