Art is ... Alexander Calder (9 Printable Pages)
This packet will introduce your students to Calder's kinetic mobiles, stabiles, paintings, prints, wire sculpture and jewelry.
There are 6 open ended pages with examples of Calder's art work and blank spaces for the students to draw their own. (Copy, create, draw their impressions) There are no right or wrong drawings, as these are purposely left open-ended for students' individual interpretation.Open Ended, is usually a student directed process, where they can draw their feelings, emotions, reactions to the art work in the blanks provided. They can choose to copy the designs, outlines the shapes/forms, or even just draw one aspect. Open ended is not assessed and there is no right or wrong. Just encourage active participation in some form.
There are 3 pages for a Stabile Sculpture Project. Two pages offer templates for geometric shapes and organic shapes. There is a detailed list of assembly instructions. My second graders loved this!
1. Calder Kinetic Mobiles
2. Calder Standing Mobiles
3. Calder Stabile Sculpture
4. Calder Jewelry
5. Calder Wire Sculptures
6. Calder Print
A. Geometric Shapes Template
B. Organic Shapes Template
C. Assembly Instructions
Kinetic - Describes Motion
Stabile - A motionless, stable sculpture
Mobile -A kinetic sculpture that moves
Materials for Sculpture Stabile Project
Copies of shape templates (A, B)
Crayons, Colored Pencils
Card Stock or Construction Paper (To copy templates onto)
Envelopes (For storing sculpture pieces)
Note: Use of any copyrighted images, artists' photos or artwork is for students enhancement of their Art History and appreciation of Art, in accordance with Fair Use in Education.
If you have any questions, please contact me. And, If you are unfamiliar with Open-Ended art activities, please download my free "Open-Ended Art is..."