Sailing the High Seas in 4th Grade Art
Fourth grade art students have been working on the sailboat sculpture project. The works shown below are among the first to be completed. The hull of the boat is an origami structure. The mast is supported by a pyramid-like cardstock form that is carefully measured, cut, and taped in place. The mast and boom are made of drinking straws. The entire boat is sealed with tape to make it impermeable to the water in the colorful paper mache coating. Each boat is mounted on a wave structure composed of wadded paper, cardboard, tape, and paper mache. The boats are attached to the waves with glue and one Phillips screw. Cotton is stretched and shaped to make the foam on the waves.
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Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.