Showing posts from November, 2015

Art with Natasha

The students in Sky and River Class have been learning about working with clay during art recently. The ceramics center is one center that students can choose to work in when they come to art class. Units of study related to drawing and painting were covered during art classes in September and October and those centers are also open for students to work in. 

The unit began with a clay project that all students were expected to participate in. They learned how to roll out a slab of clay, use a pin tool safely to cut out a shape from the slab, how to turn it in to a small dish by gently curving up the sides of the dish, and attaching clay feet to the bottom of the dish using the technique of scoring and adding slip. The next week they were taught how to make a pinch pot. Some students choose to make this project, others decided to make something else with their clay, and a few students chose to work in the drawing or the painting center instead.

We have been talking about the process c…

Monday Mélange

A big thanks to Lisa Hess, a River Class parent, for sharing her artistic skills with us! On week 1 River students had a lot of fun tearing paper, gluing, and creating collages. Week 2 comprised of choosing a stencil, working with partners to draw around the stencils, and then cutting out the chosen design. Thanks to Lisa and the River students we have beautiful water-related designs on our windows.