The fifth grade will work on a collaborative project with the Headley-Whitney Museum to create sculptures, write artist statements, and participate in a museum exhibition!
The Headley-Whitney Museum is home to a collection of bibelots. A bibelot (pronounced bee-bah-low) is a small, decorative object. Here are some of George Headley’s bibelots:
Like George Headley, we will create bibelots. To create our bibelots, we will turn “trash” into “treasures.” Some ideas: cereal boxes, yogurt lids, plastic baby food containers, ribbon, sequins, shells, plastic toy pieces. Keep in mind: all bibelots must be less than 12″x 12″.
So what are we doing? Here’s a link to our rubric. Below are our level 4 requirements, examples, and steps to create your bibelot.
This is a BIG project. Students will:
- Create bibelot sculptures in art.
- Photograph our bibelots.
- Write artist statements and attach our photographs to them.
- Vote to select artworks to be sent to the Museum.
- November 14: Our bibelots will be on display at the Headley-Whitney! All participating students will have their artist statement and photograph exhibited. Opening reception November 19, from 1:00-3:00.
The theme this year is fairy tales. Want to know more? Here are some resources: