One Sculpture – Three Stories

Sixth graders enjoyed a field trip to Laumeier Sculpture Park—an open-air museum in Sunset Hills—to learn about perspective while incorporating art, math and creative writing. The park was the perfect setting for this triple-subject lesson called “One Sculpture – Three Stories.”

In preparation for the outing, students learned specific math concepts. At the park, students were assigned one sculpture each, and they applied those concepts to their respective sculptures as they recorded measurements.

Back on campus, students created scaled-down replicas of their assigned sculptures in the art studio. They also co-authored creative writing pieces focused on their works of art, and then presented their replicas and stories to their classmates.