This past month the students and I have been experimenting with three dimensional art. We created paper lanterns, swirly gigs and last week we created sculpture gardens/adventure play grounds.
We used simple construction paper, 2 different colors glued together. The guidelines were simple: use the entire sheet of paper, longer strips are great for creating curvilinear shapes. Then we created little people made of pipe cleaners for scale.
Once the sculptures started to take shape, (at warp speed !), and we talked about different types of shelter, the sculptures turned into imaginative adventure playgrounds.
One student said "What happens if we put them all side by side?". Brilliant! This is exactly what we did. The students became so engaged in their imaginative and interactive play with the sculptures that we went overtime :-)
Art for thought
Elisabeth is an artist and designer who loves creating art with children and families.