Alexander Calder was an American sculptor, most known for his large mobiles; however, 5th graders have been influenced by Calder’s Circus, a kinetic sculpture of wire and found objects. Click here for a link to view Calder operating his sculpture. Each class has chosen an action-inspired theme…Ms. Jeram’s class is Winter Olympics and Ms. Bishop’s class is City Life. Students are creating wire figures to be installed into a class display. They are also collecting junk/found objects to use in their sculptures, so please donate any small junk objects if you have them!
Here are some sculptures from the Winter Olympics installation: