Unloaded the first group of bobble heads from the kiln today. This is the first time I have tried this project with my students. These were done by 4th graders. I think the kids will be so excited. I was so thrilled to see these. My students continually amaze and delight me with their work.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Latest projects from the Art Club. Student build little clay houses and then painted them after learning about the painted houses of Burkina Faso, a village in Western Africa. The women of the village work together to adorn new homes with geometric design work prior to the new residents moving in. Most of the work is done with black and white paint only although the ancient practice included the color red. Learn more about the practice here.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
|Check out the texture in this one|
Sunday, January 10, 2016
I've been managing the kiln all week. Four loads later and almost everything is fired. I have half of everything with a coat of wax resist on the bottom. The kids are eager to glaze so I've really been putting in the extra time to complete them all. Hopefully we will glaze the end of the month. These are the bobble heads from 4th grade. First time I've tried this project so I am hoping I can get them to bobble. The kids did some really cute things with the assignment. I'll post when they are completed.