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New! Artist Birthdays Calendar

Kids love to cel­e­brate birth­days, so what bet­ter time to intro­duce a new artist than on that artist’s birth­day? I’ve cre­ated a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Just click on the “Artist Birth­days” link on my menu bar for a list of birth­days by month, com­plete with […]

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Calder-Inspired “Stabile” Sculptures

Alexan­der Calder, Amer­i­can sculp­tor and inven­tor of the mobile, also invented the “sta­bile”, a free­stand­ing sculp­ture with sim­i­lar qual­i­ties to the mobile. Since his sta­bile sculp­tures are quite large, many are installed out­doors.… so we “planted” our sta­biles in florist foam com­plete with grow­ing grass to get the full effect! Mate­ri­als: 4 Pipe clean­ers in […]

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Paper Sculpture Inspired by Alexander Calder

This won­der­ful sculp­ture was cre­ated at my last Teacher Work­shop.… I don’t know who to give credit to, so if this is yours, please let me know!Alexan­der Calder (1898–1976) was an Amer­i­can artist who was born into a fam­ily of artists and sculp­tors and became one of the 20th century’s most influ­en­tial mod­ern artists. He […]

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