|Two views of a student sculpture titled 'Anger'.|
These sculptures were recently created by my grade 7s and I'm pretty impressed with them. I find teaching concepts of abstract art to kids quite difficult as it seems to take them a while to get it. We began by discussing how different colours can represent different feelings and then moved onto how one could create a certain feeling using shapes. We also looked at pictures of some of Alexander Calder's stabiles before the students began planning their own sculptures.
Each one of these sculptures is made from 2D shapes cut from cardboard and slotted together using a few small cuts and a lot of glue. They were painted in a colour which would help convey the chosen emotion and dry-brushed with metallic paint to finish.
'Loneliness' and 'Excitement'
'Calm' and 'Confusion'
'Happiness' and 'Confusion'