Students were introduced to the work of Louise Nevelson, a prominent found object artist who uses one color to unify her work.
The first day was all about construction. Students used Popsicle sticks and white glue to create at least one base for their found object sculpture. The second day was more fun, students were allowed to pick out different objects to create their three dimensional low relief sculptures. This was a lot of fun and even though they all used similar materials, all of them turned out unique.
The final day, we talked about what the primary colors were and why they were important. They are the building blocks of color and other other colors are made by mixing these three together. Students chose one primary color to paint their found object sculpture. Mrs. Anderson's class was allowed to pick from the metallics section of the paint to liven it up for the split 1/2 grades.
Once all the classes were done painting and the sculptures had dried, I worked on placing the found object pieces into collaborative works. Keeping like colors together, we created beautiful found object sculptures inspired by Louise Nevelson as a team!