Alexander Calder

Project Overview

The children have researched the work of Alexander Calder. They have focused on his stabile sculptures. They found out that a stabile is a stationary sculpture that has taken on an abstract form. Alexander Calder created his structures out of steel. 

After exploring the work of Calder, the children have designed and made their own versions using card and paper. 

What The Student Says

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What skills were developed?

  • How to use paper to create a sculpture with different heights and shapes.
  • How to use folding, bending and twisting  to get the required shapes and final composition.
  • How to use a combination of different 2d shapes and heights.
  • How to construct a sculture using no glue.
  • How to choose colour based on work by Calder. 

What The Teacher Says

Year 3 worked their magic with paper and some old cardboard boxes . The children used their learning about American sculptor Alexander Calder to created their own sculptures using a combination of different 2d shapes, folding, bending and twisting. They were able to consider height and colour. No glue was used in the making of these sculptures Super sculpting year 3!