We studied Alexander Calder,
we watched footage of the artist performing the circus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWS96nzFUks and looked at many of his works of art. We also read Roar! Calder Circus. Then the student artists got to work.
While we were on the field trip to the IMA the students were lucky enough to see three Calder pieces. If anyone is going to Chicago over the holidays I suggest you check out the Calder exhibit at the Contemporary Museum of Art.