we’re back at the national gallery of art
for their winter story series
because the summer series was so impressive.
for february we investigated alexander calder’s sculptures.
first they read about a creative weaver who used her art to help others
in sophie’s masterpiece.
alexander calder was an engineer and artist
who liked to make art that made people smile.
we studied calder’s little spider stabile
— like a mobile, except it on the ground
instead of hanging from the ceiling.
then the girls took a stab at making mobiles of their own
from an embroidery hoop and colorful wires.
satisfied with their own mobile designs,
we returned to the calder area
at the end of the program
to view his other intriguing pieces…
on our way out we couldn’t help but ponder the curious, varied creations of other modern artists.
next month the winter series continues with jim dine
and a reading of the tin forest by helen ward.
i don’t know jim dine, but we can learn about him and his work together in february.