Monday, October 31, 2016

3D Paper Sculptures

Continuing their study of line, PK and Kindergarten artists took their lines and shapes into the third dimension! They were challenged to think of different ways to change and manipulate flat, straight lines of paper and transform them into 3D lines and shapes. We began by learning about the difference between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Many students thought about having been to a 3D movie, and how objects look like they are popping out at you.
We thought about how we could change a piece of paper from two dimensional, flat pieces to three dimensional forms that pop out and stand up, just by using our hands. We came up with a few different techniques, including folding and bending the paper. We learned how to fold it to make a zig-zag line, and how to fold the ends of a curved piece of paper to create feet to help it stand up when glued. Then we began to work on our own 3D sculptures.
Starting with a cardboard base, students added colorful 3D lines and shapes by changing the paper in a variety of different ways. We discovered even more ways we could change the paper, and creative ways to connect and add them to our sculptures. Students added lines and shapes on top of each other, overlapping them, and also thought about trying to fill up their cardboard base. Some students were inspired by amusement parks, race tracks, even outer space! 
Some of our sculptures are on display on the first floor of Hosmer, near the entrance by the Pre-School, so be sure to check them out:

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