Modern Paper Sculptures and the Color Game

Modern Paper Sculptures and the Color Game

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This project was inspired by modern artists such as Paul Klee, Juan Miro, and Frank Gehry, but I don't need these artists to show students what kind of art they can make. I can't say that I teach modern art to children as much as they teach me about instinct and precision in design, you know the stuff that contemporary art preaches. So here is a simple art sculpture for your budding modern artist.

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What you need: Paper, scissors, tag board, stapler, and color. I've used pastel here but markers, crayons, water color, tempera, pen, pencils, or whatever you have will work.

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Lay out a swirly design. I've had equal success using squares, triangles and rectangles. Any repeated basic shape will do so long as it is big and it overlaps. Have students pick a shape that best represents them.

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Have students pick put out their favorite 3-5 colors. Part of the the game is NOT to allow the same two colors touch.

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Next, free up the form by cutting atleast 3 slits into your project.

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 Staple your project on the inside corner of your tag board.

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 Take the opposite side of your project then pop it up, twist slightly and watch how your project changes. Staple one piece at a time.

Add interesting folds like wrapping pieces around pencils or markers.

Other Variations:

Marker & Crayon

 Painting with acrylic

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