How Artists Use Space: Minimalist Sculpture

All month long, our work has encompassed the element of design, space. Recently in our 7-10 year old art classes, students were charged with creating a minimalist paper sculpture. We looked at the work of Richard Serra and students were asked to create preliminary drawings from which to sculpt. The challenge lied in the transformation of simple imagery into a three-dimensional work using only one piece of paper. They then had to reduce the size of their sculptures, honing their work and further simplifying the pieces. Once complete, students were asked to create observational drawings of their sculptures. Truly a full circle project, offering many ways to reflect upon the process. For a little snapshot into the process, head over to our Instagram page.