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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.

My colleague Robert really helped with the lesson . He is passionate about Calder. The kids got a lot from that enthusiasm.
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