Friday, November 15, 2013

Foil Sculptures (Grade 3, Reading and Art)

Students create representations of moving human forms out of aluminum foil.

aluminum foil squares (1 per student), tacky glue or hot glue, 4-inch cardboard squares (1 per student)

·         Discuss poses (student might attempt specific poses)
·         Show an example of a finished project and give the following instructions:
·         Give instructions as follows:
o   Fold the aluminum foil into thirds (dark lines)
o   Tear the top third into thirds and the bottom third into halves (faint lines)
o   Mold the aluminum foil into a human form; top third=arms and head, middle third=torso, bottom third=legs.
o   Shape the human form into a pose
o   Use tacky glue or hot glue to attach the sculpture to the cardboard base

·         Post the instructions, diagram, and example
·         Distribute materials and begin; assist individual students as needed
·         Use (repeat if necessary) the sculpture process to portray characters or events in literature or informational text

Reading: Literature Standard 3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Visual Art: Sculpture, Human form
Science: Human form, Motion, Gravity
Physical Education or Dance: Movement, Energy, Force
Theatre: Tableau (freeze frames)

Social Students: Historical figures and events

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