Our curriculum is rich in all areas but cultural topics are some of the favorite studies . Integrating these topics into language, math, history, creative writing and studio art bring a "sparkle" to the interest and creativity of all students. We have been exploring different artists, styles and elements of art. Being able to actually view awesome sculptures this week gave inspiration to create our own sculptures. Check out our field trip pictures to Davidson College. It was an inspiring walking tour for all.
Art History/Studio Art Inspiration
We learned about Alberto Giacometti. He was a Swiss sculptor who liked working with bronze. His sculptures were often tall, thin figures. We used foil to create animals and people.
Elements of Art Lesson
Sculptures have height, width and depth/3-D. We used paper, wood, plastic, wire, cardboard and clay to design these pieces.
"How-To" writing pieces were very creative this week which included: