Sunday, November 2, 2008

Alexander Calder and the Flying Circus Art Lesson

The Whitney Museum currently has a show featuring Alexander Calder's Circus project. Read more about Calder and the exhibit in the New York Times HERE and HERE. Last spring, my Second and Third grade students studied the work of Alexander Calder and learned about his fascination with the circus. Then, students used their knowledge of Balance and Motion to create an amazing Flying Circus with household items such as toilet paper rolls, straws, yarn, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, and Styrofoam.


kathy said...

This is so serene and beautiful. Looks like a great painting! Thanks for sharing. After reading, I feel like I am there.

Laurie said...

These are amazing - do you have instructions or a lesson plan on how to make them, please?