Carol & Tom Lorenzo Grant: Artist in-Residence: Stefanie Lantz and Found Object Sculpture

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Kelly Smurthwaite, Lead Teacher
  • School: Bristow Middle School
  • Subjects: Visual Arts

Local Artist Stefanie Lantz will work with 7th graders at Bristow Middle School to create a small sculpture of their own in addition to a larger sculpture as a group project that will be displayed over the front entrance of the school. These sculptures will be constructed over six days with objects from everyday life that the students will collect for several months before the Artist-in-Residence visits in February 2018. Students will collect materials such as couch springs, wood pallets and bottle caps and explore the best ways to combine these materials and how they can become art. In addition, they will study famous artists who construct art with found objects. The exciting goals of this project are for students to experiment with creating in three-dimensions, consider what constitutes art and fabricate unusual materials together individually and in a team setting.

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