5th grade Dale Chihuly Sculptures


Dale Chihuly is a contemporary artist who creates brilliant glass sculptures.  The fifth grade will be looking at his artwork and creating their own “glass” sculptures using transparency film.

Artrageous with Nate shares information on Chihuly, including a biography and artworks, with a little history of glass.

Some questions to think about:

  • What do you think about Chihuly working collaboratively with other artists?  Is it wise, necessary, important, fair, creative?
  • Why do you think so?
  • Do you think it’d be easier or more challenging to create art with other people?
  • Compare Dale Chihuly’s challenges to the challenges faced by Evonne Jacquette and Stephen Wiltshire.  Do all artists have challenges?  Do challenges help you to become a better artist?

This video shows how Chihuly’s chandelier sculptures are assembled.

This last video shows many examples of Chihuly’s work, including his chandeliers and macchia (small vessels).