Alexander Calder

The end of the year means some classes have more art time than others and that means that some classes get different projects than others. This was a project that only Ms. Streeter’s class was able to be involved in.

We learned a little about Alexander Calder and his wire sculptures. They had originally seen his work at the Chazen Art Museum on our field trip and liked his mobiles. I showed them a video of Calder and his suitcase circus. Calder is just a big kid!

Calder’s wire portraits are fascinating.

A contour line is the line which defines a form or edge – an outline. That is what we needed to draw before we could start with the wire. We had to rewire our brains to go from something we would normally draw to a contour line!

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