The Wonderful World of Wire!
|Above are three different points of view of one of the finished sculptures. This is a person riding a scooter. The student originally made the scooter and decided, himself, to add the person for added interest|
After teaching contour line, I took the opportunity to teach my 7th graders how to transform that contour line into a three-dimensional form through wire sculpture. I absolutely love working three-dimensionally, so this is one of my favorite lessons, though a real challenge for the students because it calls on their problem solving skills (a lot).
|Glasses with Handlebar Mustache|
In the end, the sculptures came out great! I only wish I had taken more photos to show off all of their hard work! They had great problem solving skills in trying to figure out how to connect their pieces of wire and how to make things stay in place and/or be free standing. There are a lot of creative minds in my classroom and it's fun to see them working!
|This student is a dancer and chose to make a pointe shoe|
|View One of Wire Camera (don't you just want to pick it up and start snapping shots!?!)|
|View Two of Wire Camera|
Below are photos of a soccer scene four of my girls created as a group. I just asked that each of them have a hand in the 3-D aspect when building each piece. It is absolutely amazing! I love their teamwork and creativity!