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Alexander Calder: wire & mobiles project

Introduction to Alexander Calder. 4th-6th grades

Lindsey Foushee

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of Alexander Calder: wire & mobiles project

ALEXANDER CALDER Alexander Calder was a creative and Playful Artist who... “Why must art be static? The next step in sculpture is motion.” - Alexander Calder used wire to transform the Element of Art "line" into 3-D wire drawings... Your Project:
First, practice drawing a few different objects using one long, continuous line. Choose your favorite, and "draw" it by gluing a piece of yarn to construction paper. A groundbreaking and extremely
famous artist known
for essentially inventing:
Wire Sculptures
Stabiles Mobiles! Stabiles Notice the shadow? then became bored with static, non-moving art (such as paintings like this)

and created.... He also created the first type of
large, public art known as... He made them primarily from wire and painted metal and
began to hang them without a stand Second: turn the 2D drawing into a 3D sculpture by using wire for the line. Think about how your sculpture will stand upright. Third: design a mobile.
Think about what might hang from your mobile and how you could make them.

Keys, lightbulbs, forks Questions???? Begin! born on July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pa.
died in 1976.
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