I teach K-5 Art and would LOVE to see your lesson plans for the Furry
Monster Sculptures!!!! Hope to hear from you when you get back.
Sue Ossanna in N.J.
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Subject: Re: Sculpture ideas for unmotivated students
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 06:57:54 -0800 (PST)
I used to teach a sculpture project with 5th graders that was so popular
that a few middle school kids would come back on their own time to make them
when I was teaching the unit--Fuzzy Monsters. It was basically a variation
on a wire sculpture that resulted in a fully movable furry monster that
reminded me of Muppets. This was one of my most popular projects, and often
requested by incoming 5th graders. I had the middle schoolers who were
interested make their monsters, and because they were fully movable, we
would make stop action films with them. I have shared the plans for these
monsters before on this list, and will again if you are interested. You may
have to wait a little--we will be gone for around a week for the holidays,
and away from my computer.