Sixth-graders in Charlene Bowling’s art class at McGee’s Crossroads Middle School recently brought their wire sculptures to life.
Each student created a wire sculpture using an array of tools and several types of wire, pipe cleaners and other media. During the process of making their sculptures, the students had to bear in mind that parts of their creations would need to be able to move.
Another requirement was that the sculptures had to be human beings interacting with something else. The sculptures did things like fish in a lake, jump rope and play a sport.
To bring the sculptures to life, the students moved them around while recording the movements on video and then played the video back for the class to see.
The students were amazed to see their creations come to life, Bowling said, adding that she was happy her students enjoyed the project so much.