Using magazine pages, 4th graders created materials to use for their sculptures. We studied a couple abstract sculptors including Louise Nevelson and Henry Moore. We discussed the characteristics of sculpture, materials used, and the meaning of abstract artwork.
Students were sent free as they experimented and manipulated the materials to create sculptures that were sturdy and balanced.
Students discussed why artists title their artwork. Is it to help explain the meaning of the work? Is it to trick the viewer into seeing the artwork with a different perspective? Students decided on a title and signed their sculptures.