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