Third graders critiqued the work of Henry Moore, noting the organic positive and negative shapes. of his sculptures. They used oil clay to work out their idea of a flowing organic shape that seems to grow. An interesting negative shape was started with a milkshake straw. White clay was used for the final sculpture. A coat of black acrylic paint was allowed to dry, then metallic acrylic paint was sponged on. Students turned their sculptures to determine the most interesting view. The sculptures were glued on to a scrap of wood that had been painted black.
This project was inspired by the Alum Creek site on Artsonia.
This fourth grade recycled art lesson started with a rectangle of corrugated cardboard. Twigs were dipped in glue and inserted into the grooves to form arms and legs.
The mask was made of self hardening clay. Toothpicks and broken q-tips were used to press in textures. A broken q-tip was just the right thickness for the neck. The dried masks were held by the q-tip and dipped into a cup of diluted black acrylic paint. Metallic acrylic paint was sponged onto the dried mask for color.
The q-tip neck was inserted into a bead, dipped in glue, then inserted into the top of the body. Fabric scraps were wrapped around the body and secured with raffia. Students could add beads to the belt, or beaded necklaces. A few feathers were glue to the back of the head.
This project was first seen on the Alum Creek PTO Gallery.