Modern Paper Sculptures and the Color Game
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.
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.
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.
Have students pick put out their favorite 3-5 colors. Part of the the game is NOT to allow the same two colors touch.
Next, free up the form by cutting atleast 3 slits into your project.
Staple your project on the inside corner of your tag board.
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.
Marker & Crayon
Painting with acrylic
Wire Hose Sculpture