Monday, April 26, 2010

First Grade Sculpture

First graders began a paper sculpture unit by using strips of paper to create 3D pieces of art. We explored how 2D and 3D art pieces are alike and different. Students were challenged to create a sculpture using a material we usually use for 2D art. Each student was given a number of paper strips and a base. They then used a glue stick and simple techniques like bending, folding and twisting to create their sculpture. While they worked, students were instructed to turn their base so that they would always be looking at their sculpture from all sides. Check out what they came up with:

First graders are now working with cardboard and recycled materials to create sculptures inspired by Lee Bontecou and Louise Nevelson. Here is a sneak peak:

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