What is sculpture? It is a 3-dimensional work of art. A work of this kind, whether large or small can be viewed from all sides. We can walk around it, and sometimes under or over it. Sculpture has come a long way from carved marble, stone or cast bronze pieces. Now we see sculpture in all shapes, sizes and materials.
Yesterday the OKCMOA had a table at the OKC Philharmonic for the Childrens Concert Series. Trying to relate a project with their theme for the day which was Music in Motion and our current exhibit, Jason Peters: Anti.Gravity.Material.Light was not as difficult as I thought. Peters does sculpture. The Phil does music. I thought about moving sculptures and what we could create with over 200 kids in an hour. Paper sculptures! I love to see kids build in this way. It forces them to think about art differently. Most kids can easily pick up a crayon or paintbrush. This pushes them to be hands on. It is also great for those motor skills! It was a busy day for the roads being so icy. I guess everyone had cabin fever. I would have taken more pictures, but we had SO many kids come through, I barely had the time to take the few pictures I did! Have fun with this project!
We started with our base piece of construction paper. I had the kids cut pieces and asked them what happens when we fold or bend paper. We worked on accordion folds, tubes, curling and more.
You will need: -Construction paper (one piece for base and scraps) -Other papers (I like the fadeless art paper, but you could even try scrapbooking papers for a different look) -scissors -double side sticky tape -we used colored masking tape too-fun!
Wife, Mom, Artist and Education Coordinator at City Arts Center. I believe art is a child's first written language. They have a creative spirit and imagination others tend to lose as they grow up. Many famous artists have tried to duplicate the way children paint and draw knowing that children have a true artistic bravery, unafraid and unabashed. I have the wonderful opportunity to share art with children and watch this process unfold. It truly is magical.