Water Lilies: Paper Goes 3D!

Paper isn’t always a material that comes to mind when students set out to make a sculpture. I often try to sneak in a paper sculpture project from time to time as a way of reminding my students of what is possible with simple, familiar materials (and without a hot glue gun — every sculpture student’s favorite tool whether it is necessary or not!).  Though I can’t take credit for conceiving of this project idea, the results are lovely and the project is a good one for kids of varying ages and abilities.

Today my Sculpture Camp students (Ages 7-10) created these lovely Water Lily low-relief sculptures inspired by the paintings of Claude Monet. I think they quite beautifully capture the movement and serenity of water!