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Sixth Graders Embark on Sculpture & Research Report

Our sixth graders have begun a sculpture unit with their art teacher, Brittany, a local sculpture artist. The first stage of the creative process leading up to sculpting an original dragon included some background research before preparing their Bestiary Report.

This preliminary brainstorming involves a design sketch, their dragon’s species name, location, and descriptions of the dragon’s physical characteristics and behavior. Our sculptors then began to shape their dragons around a wire armature, mounted on a pedestal base.

This interdisciplinary project is part of their art program which also draws on reading, writing, math, and organizational skills.

This is just one example of the way we strive to activate critical thinking and encourage creative autonomy so students can apply their academic skills and individuality to their learning. We can’t wait to exhibit them when they are complete!