This sculpture project is a great one to use in tandem with the Scholastic Art Magazine about Alexander Calder. I decided to create this lesson because I wanted my 6th graders to get an introduction to modern art, sculpture and Alexander Calder. The students will create a "stabile" or a non-moving sculpture using inspiration from the magazine and our discussions as well as their own imagination. They will use organic and geometric shapes to complete their stabile. This small bundle includes a handout (with step-by-step directions) and a power point with directions as well as photos for each step. I have also included a shape worksheet.
I hope you and your students enjoy this unit!
*Please note that this project can be manipulated to be used with any grade level; using regular glue instead of hot glue with the little ones, as well as different paper materials instead of cardboard. To adapt for older students, add the minimum about of shapes as well as patterns, etc.*