The vocab word of the day was "transformation." We talked about how a sculptor must transform materials into something new each time they create a three dimensional peice of work. For example, a mound of clay is transformed into a mug. Then I had each student pick out a clean soda can. I asked them to transform the can into a new piece of art by changing the form as well as embellishing it with acrylic paints, Sharpie makers and duct tape.
It was great to see the surprised look on the kids faces when I asked them to stomp on their cans. They had so much fun with this activity! And while this project is actually much harder than I imagined it would be, the results were fantastic! I was very impressed with their creativity and ability to come up with unique ideas.