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The Greatest Show On Earth!

Inspired by Alexander Calder’s Circus, students storyboard a plan for their own kinetic sculpture circus, identifying their characters, simple narrative, and artistic elements.

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Safe Spaces/Safe Sounds

Inspired by Barb Rosenstock's The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art, students used repurposed materials to create wind chimes that consider their interpretations of how safe spaces sound.

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Organized Chaos: An Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Material Exploration

Students pursue a material exploration in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Students learn Goldsworthy’s work in a gradual process beginning with The Projects and moving into Ephemeral Works . As they understand his work, they also let the elements of Goldsworthy’s process of how the artist responds to the material and the space as well as how the material and space respond to each other.