Objectives: Perci Chester creates larger-than-life metal sculptures using unexpected tool and techniques. Learn how she incorporates non-traditional objects and techniques into her creative process.

Tools/Resources: Objects available in classroom, you may want to have additional office or art supplies to offer more options.


1) Watch the segment and discuss:

a. How does Perci Chester use found objects to inspire her work?
b. What about her process is surprising?

2) Choose an object from the room; it could be from a classroom or your possessions.

a. Break off into groups and arrange the objects on a table top or desk.
b. Take turns rearranging the objects until the group agrees on a final placement.

3) As a group create a title for the work.

a. What kind of story is the collage telling?
b. How do you want the title to help guide the viewer?