Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Frank Stella Inspired Relief Sculptures

Fifth Grade students learned about the artist Frank Stella. They were inspired by his relief sculptures from the 1990's. The students were to show an activity in an abstract way. Some chose sports while others picked every day mundane activities. They used shapes, colors, and patterns that depicted their activity and the way they feel while doing it. We discussed how some types of lines and patterns give us a feeling of tension and high energy while others are soothing and relaxing. The same idea applies to colors and their connections to feelings. These were all things that the students thought about when creating their sculptures.

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