Friday, November 2, 2012

BASC Fall 2012: Sculpture Class

After a tough week dealing with weather related issues The Bronxville School came back to life today. The after school sculpture class was happy to be together again. The girls shared their experiences from the past week, while building wooden sculptures. I ordered two 5 pound boxes of assorted wooden pieces for this project. I sorted the pieces out on a work table by size - small, medium and large. The girls were eager to select their pieces and begin designing. Students made several trips to the box as their sculptures evolved. Many sculptures started out looking like one thing, then transformed into another. I saw students use balance, symmetry, and unity in their sculptures. Each viewer had their own ideas about what the other sculptures in the class looked like - a race track, a bowling ally, a person. I never can be sure what sizes, and shapes the pieces will be in the box, but I know they will provide many creative possibilities.