• At-Home-Art Challenge 1: Playing With Found Objects

     

    Have you ever tried to balance objects on top of each other? Three types of balance are symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial. Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who creates sculptures made of all-natural materials. He often collaborates with other to create patterns that are sometimes two-dimensional and other times three-dimensional. He is very patient and persistent.  Click the video link to watch him work.

     

     

  • 1) Below, define the following words.

     

    balance-

     

    symmetrical-

     

    asymmetrical-

     

    radial-

     

    sculptures-

     

    pattern-

     

    two-dimensional-

     

    three-dimensional-

     

    collaborate-

     

  • 2) Below are a few examples of his work. Under each photo below write the material(s) you think he used to make each sculpture.

     

     

    Symmetrical

     

    symmetrical                                    symmetrical    

     

    ________________________                       ___________________

     

    Asymmetrical

     

     assymetrical                                  assymetrical

                             

    ___________________                               _______________________

     

     

    Radial

     

     radial                                   radial

                       

    _________________                                    ___________________

     

    3) With your family’s permission, use safe materials inside or outside of your home to create a pattern that shows symmetrical balance, another pattern that shows asymmetrical balance, and a third pattern that shows radial balance. That is a total of three patterns!

     

    Try to use different materials for each pattern and be creative with your materials. Some indoor materials might include cans of food, toothpicks, pencils, or plastic cups. What other safe materials do you see inside your home that you could use? Some outdoor materials might be rocks, grass, or twigs that have fallen off the trees. What other safe materials do you see outside near your home that you could use? Do NOT pick anyone’s flowers to use in your artwork or pick up anything sharp! Using your observation skills draw a picture of each pattern you created.

     

    4)For each drawing, list what materials you used, what kind of balance you created in your pattern, and if it was two-dimensional or three-dimensional.

     

    5) What did you like or learn about Andy Goldsworthy and his work?