Melisa Christensen

Polly Apfelbaum: Temporary Installation

After seeing an installation by artist Polly Apfelbaum, I was excited to show my students and base a lesson on her work. As a warm up, we looked at a photo of her installation and I described to them what I saw at the gallery. We talked about her placement of fabric, the shapes and movement. We talked about abstraction while looking st various pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns. My 3rd-5th graders gathered in the hallway to create their own installations using fabric.