Georgetown second grade artists have completed one of my favorite new projects..ever!
They created these sweet little clay fishies and carefully glazed them with beautiful patterns. Each child made three fish, adding interesting texture by pressing pasta into the wet clay.
After learning a little bit about the famous American artist Norman Rockwell, who illustrated several magazine covers with fish related images, students created a “fish paper” background, strung their fish using a tricky slip knot, and placed them on the background for display. Fun fact – we used sepia paint to make the fish paper look “antique”. Sepia paint used to be made with a brownish pigment gathered from the ink sacs of…wait for it…cuttlefish!