Butter Sculpting Plus

For students entering grades 4-7

Get your hands messy as we explore how the Iowa State Fair’s world-famous Butter Cow is created! We’ll dive into the sculpture’s long history while exploring how math, science, and artwork together to create the masterpiece. Students will enjoy lots of hands-on activities and will even create their own sculpture!

Each day the students will be creating a piece of art: metal armatures, relief Butter Cow sculptures*, subtractive butter buildings*, 3D Nature Art, and “faux butter” sculptures.

Projects will include a study of ephemeral art (temporary art) and how butter sculpting and other art forms relate to this type of art. We will be exploring different forms of 3-D sculpture using items found in nature, clay sculpting, and chalk art. Students will also get to practice their speaking skills as they prepare and present a short presentation about one of their art pieces.

Session June 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th Street, West Des Moines

Instructor Sarah Pratt, Iowa State Fair Butter Sculptor

Cost $160

Lunch Please have your child bring a sack lunch each day as lunch is not provided.


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Butter Sculpting Plus – Extended Day Opportunities

Need child care before and/or after the camp? Kids West provides a variety of fun activities and breakfast/snack both before and after Butter Sculpting Plus. Register for the full week or just a few times!

Mornings – 6:45–9 a.m.                     Afternoons – 3:30-6 p.m.

Cost: $6 per morning                          Cost: $6 per afternoon

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