Medium: Drawing, Construction Materials (card, wood, wire, string)
Artist: 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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Explore Alexander Calder & Make Mobiles
Familiarise Yourself with Calder's Work
Alexander Calder: Sculpture & Mobiles
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