Peninsula Hands on Art, Gig Harbor, Peninsula School District art programs and projects

Giacometti Wire Sculptures - Grades 3-5 Training Video

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"Giacometti Wire Sculptures"
Artist: Mardie Rees

Training Dates:
Tues. January 9, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Harbor Heights Elementary School
Tues. January 16, 2018 / 7:00-9:00pm / Minter Creek Elementary School

Alberto Giacometti expressed transparent presence in his work. Students will learn about the importance of "gesture" when sculpting. They will create their own Giacometti influenced stick figure in wire and learn traditional concepts of positive and negative shapes and suspending line in three dimensions.

Learning Goals:
  • History and work of artist Alberto Giacometti    
  • Significance of gesture and transparent space in sculpting    
  • Techniques for wire manipulation    
  • Local artist profile Mardi Rees

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