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Art, Math  excellent multi-artist projects with additional math, science and literature supplement

Art, Math excellent multi-artist projects with additional math, science and literature supplement

Really neat Calder lesson - especially since I just saw the Calder exhibit at the National Gallery.

Really neat Calder lesson - especially since I just saw the Calder exhibit at the National Gallery.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) |   Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture the delicately balanced or suspended components of which move in response to motor power.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) | Alexander Calder was an American sculptor best known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture the delicately balanced or suspended components of which move in response to motor power.

saw this done with pipe cleaners and colored tissue...but can't find that pin.

saw this done with pipe cleaners and colored tissue...but can't find that pin.

"Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions."--Alexander Calder

"Just as one can compose colors, or forms, so one can compose motions."--Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder  The Circle, 1934  Wire, sheet metal, wood, ceramic, string,   and paint  35 7/8" x 31 3/8" x 13"

Alexander Calder The Circle, 1934 Wire, sheet metal, wood, ceramic, string, and paint 35 7/8" x 31 3/8" x 13"

Pipe cleaner portraits: Alexander Calder.  Calder would carry a ball of wire and pliers in his pocket and do portraits of folks in wire at parties.  This is a great way to introduct this type of art to kiddos.

Pipe cleaner portraits: Alexander Calder. Calder would carry a ball of wire and pliers in his pocket and do portraits of folks in wire at parties. This is a great way to introduct this type of art to kiddos.

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