I really like how some of these dudes & dudettes are turning out! The positions are really good on most of them, though I've had a few fall flat. This is just paper, pipe cleaners, glue, and acrylic paint. I've never been a big sculpture/3-D art teacher....but this year I decided I'd try to push myself out of my comfort zone. Between Chihuly projects in the fall & the projects I'm working on now....I think I've gotten over my fear of 3-D! Over the years I've had to do this with several things...and the pay off is always AMAZING!
They are so cool! I have decided that this summer I am going to try and do projects with my kids, and maybe some of their friends based on things I have seen you do, and some of my own too! Thanks for the inspriationReplyDelete
I have been teaching art for 5 years and I have always been unsure about teaching sculpture lessons too. Every year I try and find something 3D for my 8th grades because it's part of the curriculum and it has been a challenge. This year we used air dry clay to create animal sculptures in the round and now we are working on wire form figures, inspired by this post! Thanks so much! The finished sculptures will be posted to my blog, http://artteacherscloset.blogspot.com/.ReplyDelete
Tell us more about how you went about this. Did you wrap paper around the wire?ReplyDelete
Hello Hat...yes...the students use pipe cleaners first. Then they used Elmers glue and news paper and wrapped the whole thing like a mummy. After that...they painted them with metallic acrylic paint(and black).ReplyDelete
You inspired me to try wire form figures with my 8th graders and they loved it! Here's a link to see ours if you're interested:ReplyDelete