Today we wrapped up six straight days of clay projects in the art room – that’s over 500 projects and about 700 pounds of clay, whew! And the work isn’t over yet…next it is on to bisque firing, glazing, and firing again. (Sorry Georgetown…the electric bill for November and December might be a smidge higher [...]
Have I mentioned before that I adore my first grade artists? Check out their stunning self portraits and beautiful clay pendants! The project began with the creation of our clay pendants – my first grader’s very first clay project! After some time rolling and smooshing the clay, we smashed it into a nice clay cookie [...]
Six hundred twenty clay projects ready to fire in the kiln….and yikes, Mr. Kiln repeatedly goes into alarm and shows a bad boy error code. Who swoops in to save the day? Why, Mr. Rob, our awesome and talented custodian! Big thanks to Mr. Rob for getting his custodian buds to check those mysterious amps [...]
A few more student pieces have been selected for our upcoming 2011 Student Art Show. Congratulations, artists!
Finally had time to load the kiln this week – my fourth graders are dying to see their wall pockets that they began before Christmas break. Here they are still in the kiln – too hot to handle! We’ll add a wire to hang them, and maybe some beads too. Hope to send them home [...]
Third graders have finished up their clay pots, and three have been selected for our Spring 2011 Art Show. Here we have Kevin’s coil pot, Megan’s coil pot, and Corey’s Coil basket. Congratulations, artists!
Fifth Graders are adding the final details to their fun clay trees. They are enjoying digging through a big pile of sticks for just the right “arms”, and adding brown and black watercolor for additional tree color. We have also discovered that oil pastel, rubbed in with a blending stump, adds a great bit of [...]
We are continuing our clay projects in grades 3, 4, and 5 – students will begin adding glazes to their projects over the next few classes. Today we put the holiday music on and glazed our coil pots! Third grade pots filed and ready to glaze Another picture of our Fifth Grade Trees – soon [...]
My 3rd through 5th grades have been excitedly working on their clay projects this month. Their pieces have been air drying and we’ve just begun the firing process – glazing next week! Here’s what we’ve been creating: Fifth Grade Clay Trees – we made holes to add real twigs for branches after firing them. This [...]
First Graders were excited to finally paint their clay tiles that they created before spring break. The room was very quiet as they concentrated on painting carefully with watercolors. Next week we’ll add a string to the tiles and wrap them up for the trip home.