In Kindergarten art, students read Sandy's Circus by Tanya Lee Stone and learned about artist Alexander Calder's early sculpture work using wire, wood and found objects in which he created a small circus that he operated with moveable parts for viewers. Like Calder, students used wood, wire, and other found objects from the art room to create their own circus sculptures. They hammered nailes into wood, attached wire, and made people to perform and be audience members by twisting and wrapping Wikki stix. After creating these vibrant, active sculpture, students were interviewed so they could tell teachers about what they made in their circus.
Calder-Inspired Circus Sculptures