Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wood Block Sculptors

Teaching my 2nd grade about landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes we took sculptor to the next level. I had my scholars think about building a land, city, or seascape using geomentric wooden blocks. It was really interesting seeing them overcome the geometric shapes to create these scapes. I first gave them a work sheet having them think about what kind of scape they were going to create, and then sketch and idea of what they were creating. We also spent a class just exploring the blocks, thinking about space and balance. After that, they built their sculptors on a piece of cardboard, and later we painted them with watercolors.

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