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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Looking at sculpture
Parents, do you have a house of bored kids but it's not a pool or beach day?
Do I have an idea for you! Look! Look! Look! At Sculpture by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and Linda K. Friedlaender have combined some fictional mice with a real-life sculptor in this picturebook.
The three mice, Kiki, Kat and Alexander find an invitation to a viewing of an sculpture called Four Rectangles with Four Oblique Circles by Barbara Hepworth. So they hitch a ride to the museum and find the sculpture that was on the invitation.
Here's a sample: "They clasped their hands behind their backs and did a museum walk around the sculpture. They looked at the sides. They looked at the back. They looked at the front."
Then they sketched what they saw and made clay sculptures.
This book has an activity: how to create a sculpture out of paper. Do you have creative kids? Maybe they'd like to give it a try.