Last week I was visiting friends in Chicago and decided to check out some of the city's public sculptures. I researched online where I could find sculptures by some of the world's most famous artists. I made a list, mapped out the addresses online and made plans to walk around the city Wednesday afternoon.
Originally, I was just going to take pictures to share in my classroom. I decided to instead pack my video camera and try to produce a virtual tour of the city.
Several years ago I went to college and earned a degree in broadcasting. Then I made the decision to follow my passion for art and become a teacher. I really enjoyed capturing these sculptures on video, and creating a new experience for my students.
First graders study sculpture in the spring, and we spend time talking about local sculptures in Oregon. Students look at pictures, visit a sculpture, and apply an artist's concept to create their own unique sculpture. We compare local sculptures with sculptures from around the world. I hope this video will tie in well with our sculpture unit.
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