Mentor Artist Angela Baker worked with Fourth Graders incorporating VAPA standards about proportion and additive and subtractive sculptural techniques to translate 2-dimensional drawings into 3-dimensional forms.
Students invented animals. First drawing them with colored pencil.
Then learning various clay techniques to create sculptures. For the culminating project students created an accordion book about their invented animals.
Students began by doing Gesture Drawing & then translated their Drawings into Wire Action Figures.
In addition to learning about line, form and color, classes explored themes such as community and being yourself to coincide with themes from of the play Lydia and the Other World, that the students wrote with Mentor Artist Thomas Arndt.
Many thanks to the Thomas J. Long Foundation for their support of “Arts Unite Us” at Harding Elementary.