More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Creating from Calder: A Wire Sculpture Project
My students need colorful wire that is easy to work with to create Alexander Calder inspired sculptures.
Eleanor Roosevelt was determined to actualize her visions. She encouraged us all through her lasting words; "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams". Please help us move beyond sculpture projects made from recycled materials. My students are ready!
My students are aspiring African American and Latinos from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds.
They have visions to attend college and are on a preparatory track at a college prep charter school in California. This is their first year of high school art. They have had the opportunity to study drawing, painting, and some basic sculpture.
An opportunity to work with a new art medium, in this case the colorful wire, is similar to being presented with the chance to learn a new language or visit another country. Personal discoveries are made and self confidence is developed, as one successfully navigates the new material.
Working with a new medium will bring my students great joy, and allow them to create work in a similar fashion as the master artist of study.
Furthermore, the actual act of presenting students with quality materials, validates both their worth as students and their study of art. In turn, students transmit this value into their own projects and are able to produce stronger work.
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