This artist has the prime upbringing for a creative individual. He had his own tools and instruments to create. He sculpted with all kinds of materials that he found laying around.
He used to fashion his friend's portraits as movable. But eventually he gravitated toward simple shapes.
Since he made a metal duck when he was 11 years old, I decided that Lydia's art project for Alexander Calder should be something to show form. So she made a multi-dimensional dog out of construction paper.
She folded the paper in half and drew features on it, and then cut it out.
I got this project idea from Artistic Pursuits. It was fun to do.
Suggested links for Alexander Calder:
How to make a mobile.
This is a short 10 minute video, it cuts off though and doesn't finish his whole life. But very informative about his early life.
Official Alexander Calder Website.
Next week..................Mark Rothko