First, we looked at many different sculptures and discussed the difference between 2-Dimensional art and 3-Dimensional sculpture. Sculpture asks an artist to consider all sides and angles of their work.
|"Swing Set", representational sculpture by 4th grader|
Next, we learned that sculptures can be representational or non-representational. Students have since been using these art terms to describe other things we are looking at in class. It is great!
|Non-representational sculpture by 5th grader|
|Non-representational by 6th graders|
At last we got to the art making itself, and students were given the challenge of creating a representational OR a non-representational sculpture using only brown paper (crumple or twist), string, cardboard from cereal boxes and tape.
The results were quite diverse.
|Representational sculpture of "ice cream" by 4th grader|