Alexander Calder Art Projects for Elementary School Kids

Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder

American (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976)

Alexander Calder’s abstract mobiles can be seen around the world.  This American artist created imaginative mobiles, stabiles, and sculptures combining interesting shapes, colors, and motion.  The children design and assemble their own mobiles and stabiles in Calder’s style.

Art Concepts Taught: Shape, Balance

Calder’s Abstract Shapes

All Levels:  Abstract shapes; shapes for mobiles; the expressive quality of shape

Calder’s Sculpture

Beg. Level:  Stabile, black paper base, colored paper, wire top
Int./Adv. Levels:  Mobiles, Calder style; wire, colored paper

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