Explore Sculpture by Making a Mobile

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Structure & Balance, Colour, Shape

Drawing, Construction Materials (card, wood, wire, string)

Alexander Calder

In this pathway, suitable for ages 9-11, we explore the work of Alexander Calder. Calder created sculptures and mobiles using solid blocks of colour and simple shapes, exploring the relationships between the objects and lines.

This pathway encourages children to be intellectually curious about sculpture, and to develop their oracy skills. Children then use drawing as a way to deepen their looking, before progressing to explore mark making, colour, line and shape before they finally make their own sculpture. 

This pathway will take approximately half a term, based upon a weekly art lesson. 

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Thermo Plastic Moulding: Mobile Workshop
ages 9-11

Explore Alexander Calder & Make Mobiles

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