Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Information=+ Imagination Part 2

Create a sculpture of the animal you imagined and drew last week.  Much problem solving took place as the students formed their animal and its parts.  How could the legs support the body?  How do I make it round versus flat?  It was challenging especially considering how Model Magic is so supple, but the obstacles only made the results more gratifying!  

The prompt for last weeks Imagination + Information was:

My body is squarish roundish, like a swimming pool.
My head is long and slightly pointed, like a slide at recess.
My tail can change like the day changes to night.
My feet are like tree trunks in the winter, or is it tree branches?
I have patterns on some areas that sparkle like diamonds in the light.
My color can change you see.  How do you ask? I’ll tell you.  If you are happy, my colors will be happy colors.   

If you are sad, my colors change to sad colors.  How do you feel now?


  Once the kids are open to seeing the possibility of what the abstract shapes could be, the process is dynamic.   I asked them to challenge themselves to find something other than a butterfly, usually those are the easiest to see.  To see the original post  Decalcomania click here. 

I see...

Manitor looking in the mirror before and after,  David 

Two people getting married that are glowing and being protected, Sarah

Baby in carriage with balloons, Vivian