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First Grade – Ms. Cairns

November 19, 2010

Most of us are familiar with Dr. Seuss as a storyteller and illustrator, but he created art in many other mediums, one being the ingenious art of Unorthodox Taxidermy in the early 1930’s. He created mixed media sculptures using real animal parts such as beaks, antlers and horns from real deceased animals. Out of these unusual items, he created memorable sculptures of creatures from his made-up world, such as in the photo above.

The students were charged with creating their own creatures using more sedate supplies such as clay, feathers, sequins, plastic eyes, popsicle sticks, etc. The result was a magical, make-believe world (well, the classroom) filled with creatures formed through the eyes and imaginations of 6 and 7 year olds…what a sight to see!

– lesson conducted by Beth Siegel with parent helpers Justin Chambers, Joanna Senter, Ellen Maliff, Maria Pasqualicchio & Kathleen O’Connor


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Kindergarten – Ms. Whitley

January 27, 2010

The task this day for the Art Appreciation Lesson was to sculpt figures, either animal or human using the elongated, stretched-out forms sculpted by Giacometti as inspiration. The children used pipe cleaners and wrapped them in tin foil, then molded their figures.

Giacometti’s sculptures were very often of the human form, in various activities and poses, but not necessarily limited to this. The kids were shown many pictures of Giacometti sculptures, some animal, and asked to make their own sculpture to take home. What came from the lesson were fun figures made by hand by each child, formed and molded to create whatever figure they had imagined. It was a fun, tactile lesson that engaged everyone, even the volunteers!

-lesson conducted by Eliza Buckner and Ellen Maliff

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