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Second-Grade Artists Study Alexander Calder

Second-grade artists looked at the work of Alexander Calder and the puppets he made for his miniature circus. 
In particular, boys focused on the acrobats doing stunts on horseback.

First, they made an acrobat puppet. Then, they made a horse using markers, paper, and masking tape.

Art Teacher Dr. Rob McCallum gave them a challenge: they had to fold the paper to make it sturdy, obtain the required shape, and get their figures free-standing.

Success was achieved by several, and many created a whole story or theme to go with their performance!

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.