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Outside the Cardboard Box: Fifth-Grade Art

Inspired by the work of contemporary artists Ron Mueck, Nina Levy, and Wayne White, fifth-grade art students got creative with cardboard and STEAM. After discussing how the aforementioned artists have explored three-dimensional forms, the boys talked about the ways they could bend and cut cardboard, use color and apply additional materials to create their own dynamic, unique pieces.
As art puts the ‘A’ in STEAM, students were encouraged to integrate motors as a design element that would spin or rotate. The boys joyfully shared their work, eager to congratulate their peers and take note of each other’s creativity! Exploring the arts is an essential component of Allen-Stevenson’s curriculum, inspiring students to think outside the (cardboard) box, problem-solve, and cultivate an appreciation for the fine arts.
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