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RE: [teacherartexchange] Aluminum Can Sculpture


From: San D Hasselman (shasselman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 14:52:28 PST

Many years ago we did aluminum can sculpture insects. This was on a high school level. They were challenged to first find a place in the school that wasn't obvious, but WAS public that a insect (fly, spider, etc) would land, and that space would be where they would put their insect upon completion. The insects were mixed media, including wire, fibers, beads, etc, and looked terrific in their new locations when they were done. We had dragonflies, butterflies, flies, spiders, ants, caterpillars, all kinds of whimsical insects.
Another time we took aluminum cans and made fish out of them and turned them into mobiles so that the fish swam everywhere.
San D

> Does anyone have a good lesson plan for aluminum can sculptures? I had
> one, which of course, I cannot find now, and one of my students really
> wants to make one. The one I had involved cutting the cans and included
> different birds and animals. I also have a reproduction of a helicopter
> and a sailboat made from cans. I would love it if someone had something
> to share! I have been searching online with no luck. Thank you, Deanna,
> California

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