Sculpture

Make your own circus

Love music, animals and the circus? Have fun making your own wire circus inspired by artist Alexander Calder

Be inspired

Alexander Calder, Goldfish Bowl 

Alexander Calder, Goldfish Bowl 1929, Calder Foundation, New York © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / DACS, London

Alexander Calder, Acrobats, c. 1927

Alexander Calder, Acrobats, c. 1927, Calder Foundation, New York, Gift of Katherine Merle-Smith Thomas in memory of Van Santvoord Merle-Smith, Jr, 2010.

Artist Alexander Calder is best known for making sculptures that moved. In fact did you know that he invented mobiles? Check out these Alexander Calder artworks and get ideas for your own sculpture.

Do it!

Image from pdf

Image from pdf © Tate

Download and print out this activity and create your circus. You will need 5 sheets of A4 paper in your printer. (Don't forget to photograph your creation when you've finished it and share it with Tate Kids).

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