TMSA's 7th Graders Create 3-D Paper Birds

TMSA 7th graders recently incorporated the visual arts standards, Art Studio Habits of Mind: Problem Solving, Perseverance, and Creativity, to create stunningly beautiful and vibrant 3-Dimensional (3-D) paper birds. The students used a variety of materials in unusual ways, including paper, found objects and fibers. Traditionally, the students thought of paper only as a source for drawing or painting purposes, and not for creating sculptural 3-D pieces. This particular 3-D project required cutting, folding, creasing, and assembling in a particular sequence to create two-part movable mouth parts for the 3-D birds.