3D Bird Sculptures are Flying around the Art Room!
Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have been busy creating three-dimensional sculptures. Depending on their grade level, students have been working with a variety of mediums. Eighth grade students have been busy making bird sculptures. The students were allowed to choose whether to sculpt a realistic bird or to engage their imaginations in unrealistic creations. Either choice resulted in pieces that were individual and displayed the students' imaginations and personal artistic techniques.
They created the birds using both clay and paper-mache. The birds were decorated using paint, feathers, and other mixed-media supplies. The final process in this project was creating a platform base that the bird was able to stand upon. Through trial and error, students discovered what methods were successful (and which were not) for their individual pieces.
This was a fun and creative project with students using both realism and their imaginations for their art pieces. I want to thank all who have helped to make the art program at Immanuel a success. I also want to say to all – the students and I recognize, appreciate, and value your generosity!
– Jennifer Peters, K–8 Art Teacher