FPD elementary art students learned that not all 3-D sculptures have to be made of clay, stone, plaster, etc. Paper can be a great resource for sculpture design!

First, students used a piece of recycled cardboard as a base that they painted black. Then, they selected colors that visually appealed to them and made coils by hand-rolling the paper. This strengthens fine motor skills.

Then came the fun part – GLUE! Instead of brushes and glue bottles, the students dipped the end of each coil directly into a bowl of glue like dipping a chip. They then positioned their coils on the cardboard to their liking. Some students went for pure abstraction and others went for making their coils resemble flowers or a landscape.

When combined, the group project made for a wonderful new collaborative display in our elementary building.

More information about FPD’s elementary art program.