Modern Art Sculptures

You’ll never guess what these sculptures are made from? We created these unique sculptures using wood, a wire coat hanger, a stocking, white liquid glue, and acrylic paint. First we fashioned a shape with the coat hanger, creating lots of twists and turns. We were careful not to limit our creativity and just “went with it”. After that we covered the coat hanger with a regular ladies stocking, pulling the stocking tightly around the wood, and tying it . Once we did this the sculpture really took shape. We then painted a couple of coats of watered down liquid glue and let the sculpture dry over night. Next, we imagined! What would our sculptures be? A fish? A whale’s tail? An octopus? We let our imaginations run wild. Finally, we painted our sculptures to create these one of a kind sculptures. What do you see? Do you see the creature or creation in each sculpture? Want to try this yourself? Then check out these instructions for a Wire-Stocking Sculpture.

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6 thoughts on “Modern Art Sculptures


  1. Hi there Grade 3,
    We are grade 2K from Victoria Australia. Wow your sculptures are absolutely amazing. Your are so clever making those. Did it take a long time?


    1. Dear Grade 2K,
      It took about two days to do the sculptures. We prepared the sculptures the first day and painted them with white glue. They had to dry overnight. The next day we painted them with acrylic paints.

      Thanks for the compliment.
      Mrs. McKelvey’s Class


  2. Those sculptures look awesome. How did you make them? We want to give them a go.


  3. Wow that is awesome I don’t think I could do that. From Hamish
    Wow that’s cool. That looks hard to make. From Taine


  4. Hi i’m maddie school of newlands intermidate school newlands wellington newzeald. In class i have been doing hanger sculptures and i have been doing one of youre ones, the whale tale is one of my favourite and one of my freinds in room 10 is doing youre flower petal one. her email is gandhiesha@newlandsint.school.nz we would love some facts about you to help us with our project.
    thanks
    your sincerilay
    maddie

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