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Futurism Inspired Sculptures

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3rd graders used scraps to create sculptures inspired by Futurism.


We began by looking at the artwork of Fernand Leger and identifying lines and shapes. We talked about how the artwork is all about the future and movement. I did a quick demo on how cut, fold, and glue paper. Students went to town using scraps from this big ol’ box:


. . . And they were delighted to have access to these fancy scissors which I randomly found in my supply cabinets. . .


One side says the name of the line and the other side has an example of what the cut will look like. Neat-o!


I love how funky these are. The kiddos really let their imaginations run wild to create some awesome sculptures. Our playgrounds are currently being renovated so many of these were inspired by “What I Wish the Playground Will Look Like” Others were mechanical parts, rooms, forests, and even time machines!


^ Some sweet jagged edges ^


^ Some sweet negative space in action ^


^ Some sweet scrolls wavin’ ^


^ “Its a torch” ^


^ “Ms Katzin I am using the cold colors” ^


^ A sweet apple tree ^


^ So I wish I had recorded this student as she described this crazy amazing contraption to me it for like 15 minutes it was all about a dog that had to go through this door thing and do all this stuff. . . I don’t even know ^


^ “I hope the new playground looks like this” ^


^ Sweet pile of rings ^


^ Sweet border ^


^ On the drying rack ^


^ On the wall* ^

* Why do they look different all of a sudden? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?
Not sorcery — its because this batch was made with scrap construction paper instead of scrap painted paper.

Next up for 3rd grade is clay so stay tuned!

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

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