Kindergartners were to create a found object sculpture using recycled materials from the art room. (popsicle sticks, foam squares, wood scraps, Q-tips, etc.) We looked at artist Louise Nevelson’s work, which was known for being monumentally large, full of texture, rhythm, and found objects, and was always painted a solid color.
Students were to use a variety of objects and build their sculptures up by stacking, creating dimension. We arranged and rearranged our sculptures until we found the most interesting composition before gluing objects in place.
Then, the kindergartners practiced their observational drawing skills by drawing their sculptures. This process is oh so important and great for teaching shapes, lines, observational drawing and architecture.