Calder Junk Sculptures

Our Fourth Graders recently studied the sculptures of Alexander Calder.  Many students were familiar with the giant red-orange sculpture on the Calder Plaza in our own downtown Grand Rapids, and they were surprised to learn that Calder is such a well-known sculptor!  We learned that Calder sometimes made his sculptures from found objects and junk….and we were off and running with these Calder/Earth Day recycled junk sculptures.  (And….Mrs. Brouwer got to clean out some of those items that just can’t be thrown away – but what great sculpture materials they became!)

Fourth Grade - Calder Junk Sculptures

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