Saturday, July 23, 2011
They spent the first day working on their patterns (drawing them in the styrofoam with their pencils).
The second day, we reviewed complementary colors. Each student chose the 2 that they wanted to use. They had to create 2 prints of their design (1 in each of their colors) and we set those up to dry.
On the 3rd day, we worked on making our loom. They chose 1 of their prints for their loom and we folded it in half (like a taco, with the opening at the top). I had them use a ruler and draw a line across the top of the paper to use as their stop sign when they were cutting:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We looked at a variety of different canopic jars that I found in books and on the internet. This helped give the students an idea. Then they designed their own jar and drew it in their sketchbook.
They used their clay tools to scratch a variety of patterns into the pot and I scratched their initials and class code into the bottom when they were done.
I gave them a second ball of clay and they made the lid for their jar.
Once both pieces were ready, I fired them and had them ready for our 4th class.
During our fourth class, I pulled out pretty much every color of glaze that I had and let them glaze both pieces. I also had them glaze the inside of each piece.
I fired them one last time and I have them all sitting in my storage room right now. These beautiful pieces will be my beginning of the year art display in August. I can't wait to show off what they created!