My colleague Robert really helped with the lesson . He is passionate about Calder. The kids got a lot from that enthusiasm.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Alexander called her, and the middle school class answered
Bad joke. But here are some of the results of our Calder wire lesson. First I had the students watch a film and answer a short Quiz. Then we read together a SCHOLASTIC magazine article about the artist. Then we had a guest speaker who made a demo mobile with wire and plastic coffee stirrers. For the assignment, the kids could make a mobile or a stabile, but they had to think of LINE and grace...and movement. Afterwards they had to share whether they felt themselves to be a 2D or a 3D artist at heart. Their answers confirmed my suspicions.