Chain, ladder, web

Belated photos from Wednesday's art class wire construction collaborations.  The project took its final shape when a Chinese dragon was hung from the lunchroom ceiling just before art class.  We already had a big blue dolphin helium balloon floating in the air.  Our construction had to add to the overhead excitement, or be defeated by the distractions.

Time to thread, twist, and shout (quietly). Get those fine motor fingers moving. The three and four year olds made links for a chain construction, and sketches to document the creative process.
The second group of four and a half to seven year olds worked together on a ladder structure.

The last group made a web structure, but we didn't get nearly as far on it as I had anticipated. Next week we will start large paintings inspired by our collaborations.  We've had fun popping back and forth between 3D and 2D the past few weeks.

The next two photos are a previous week's Giant Mystery Construction collaboration by the students in all three classes.  The kids drew written "clues" telling them what kind of object to find--round, flat, wood, plastic, bumpy, hollow, sectioned, clear, soft... 

I packed up the last of the recyclables and put them out for the recycling truck. I'll have to sort and bag the other goodies for another year.

© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!


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