Convertible “Canned” Sculpture

convertible canned sculpture

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Composition — the way the elements of a piece of art are arranged and relate to each other — can be difficult to grasp. This lesson plan presents an easy, forgiving way to see the effects of composition while using the dimensional works of Frank Stella as an example. The sculpture is assembled with magnets on a metal can so it can be taken apart and rearranged to see how the composition is affected — what works and what doesn’t.