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Welcome to Dream, Draw Create! This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wire Hanger Sculptures - Grades 7 & 8

These sculpture pieces were created by my incredibly talented middle school students.
Each one is so unique and different.
Since this project has become such a main stay with so many art teachers including myself, all that was needed to motivate them was to show them samples by other students from various sites on the web.


4 comments:

  1. It's always fun to do, and your kids have some interesting interpretations! I love the tree, but am most intrigued by the MIGRAINE piece. Does this child suffer? Is it a poem he wrote? Very compelling!

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    1. Thank you Phyl for stopping by and taking a look at the sculptures.
      The student who did the "Migraine" sculpture tells me it is a song. Who knew:)

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  2. So how do you make these? What is covering the wire?

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    1. You use a wire coat hanger and cover it with a nylon knee high stocking. A hole is drilled into the a wooden base and the handle of the coat hanger is straightened out and instead and hot glued into the hole. Once this step is completed the nylon sculpture is painted with a mix of latex paint and white liquid glue, about a 50/50 ratio. Hope that helps. Thanks for stopping by.

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