Making Wire Characters

So much preparation and the moment is finally here, when, just like Sandy Calder, the 2nd graders get to begin making their wire characters.

Their art teacher, Susie Heeter, first worked with students on basic wire techniques to fashion animals out of wire. ¬†We carefully observed Calder’s 2D wire sculptures, almost like a one-line drawing.

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Then we noticed others with cork that were 3D.

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Then students got to work creating the characters and props to bring their small circus stories to life.