Kindergarten sculpture and observation drawing.

Sculpture is about translating ideas into forms in space. It is a work of art that stands up, and can be viewed from all sides. Students make sculptures out of clay, paper, papier-mache, recycled cardboard containers, pipe cleaners, and wire. Paper can stand up, bend, fold, and connect, and paper shapes can vary in infinite ways. Papier-mache forms need to be built from the inside out. Cardboard containers have to be attached and balanced so they won’t fall apart. Pipe cleaners and wire can be lines that bend and move in space. Students discover and learn effective construction techniques for each material that they explore. The challenge is for students to figure out their own ways to use the properties of each material in their sculptures.