9.28.2006

Is It A Breadstick?


Last year we were studying Sculpture and Pottery. On our way to the local art museum, a moment of spontaneity hit – the Art on the Streets program exhibits various sculptures throughout our downtown area. Instead of the museum, we opted to do a “Sculpture Walk.” The assignment? My son, with notebook in hand, would write the title, the artist’s name, what material he thought was used for each piece, as well as something of interest to him. We photographed each sculpture, eventually including my son in the pictures.

As we reached the end of our walk, we came upon this particular piece from the backside and my son thought it looked like a breadstick, so he promptly “took a bite!” We had no idea what it was supposed to be until we got around to the front.


It’s called “Nun More Happy.” (This also provided an opportunity to discuss puns.)

Once the film was developed, my son created a small scrapbook. Each layout included one or more photos along with the information he wrote during our walk.

Our Sculpture Walk turned out to be loads of fun and it gave him (and me) a new appreciation for sculpture. Since they rotate the Art on the Streets, we may have to do Sculpture Walk II this year!


This post is my entry to win a camera in the "Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan" Contest sponsored by Sprittibee and Academic Superstore.


4 comments:

Sprittibee said...

What a fun project! I know the University of Texas has an online sculpture virtual tour... if you like that sort of thing. I enjoyed it. I am sure there are many other museums that offer those kinds of things also. I think National Geographic offers stuff like that also! I like archeology in downtown areas also... old buildings are so wonderful to look at and go in! Don't you just love the smell of them? Old buildings and old books!

Thanks for entering the contest. I just love that "bite" picture!

Dianne said...

Maybe our Sculpture Walk II could include architecture. I do love old buildings and books! Or maybe an Architecture Walk. Hmmm . . .

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