Fourth grade artists had a blast creating their Calder-inspired junk sculptures. Abstract, Realistic, Stabile, Mobile…I think Alexander Calder himself would enjoy these fun sculptures!
Fourth grade artists have been exploring the sculptures of Alexander Calder – they loved seeing photos of his studio filled with bits of wire and junk!
Calder in his studio.
I gave my students a Calder Challenge for their sculptures:
1) their sculpture must have both moving (mobile) parts and non-moving (stabile) parts
2) their sculpture must have visual interest from every angle
The challenge was met – as you can see!
Drawing our sculptures in our sketchbooks – translating what we see from 3D to 2D!
And some completed Calder-esque masterpieces….