7th Grade Clay
Today is the last day for our 7th grade clay projects as we have a three day weekend. So, the students will be scurrying to finish adding their details. Here's to hoping they can get them done!
Sixth grade students have been creating this animal pot while learning to combine several different clay techniques. At the heart of the project, student really learn to attach and keep their clay from drying out. Which animals do you see beginning to be communicated?
6th Grade Cultural Pinch Pots
6th Grade students created pinch pots for their first clay project. Each student learned about one culture of their choice, forming clay with their hands, how to keep their clay from drying out, and that texture is important. Some students also had time to learn about attaching. I am so excited about the student projects!
Quarter 1: First Projects
Our first set of projects is finished here in the art room! I am so impressed with the hard work my students put in to get these clay masterpieces done. Everyone did a great job!
Below you will find the 8th grade clay mugs. Students were to meet these requirements: 1. create a theme, 2. create three attachments, 3. unify and balance the attachments. Each student worked hard to meet these but I always tell my students that problem solving and time don't always work together. Each student had their fair share of success and frustration. So, If you see a project with only 1 or 2 attachments, you can bet a student tried something that didn't work and so they made a needed change.
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Welcome Back and 6th Grade Art!
Wow! What a great start to the year.
You know me as Mrs. Christensen and I am so excited to be back. We are past the routine part of classes and I think the students are excited to be in the process part of their projects!
Students in 6th grade have been working on forming pinch pots and adding cultural details. Each student is learning which tools work best and how to take care of their clay so it doesn't dry out or get to wet.
Harvest Magazine Publication
Three DMS students had art work selected for the Harvest Magazine. Art work was submitted last fall and it is a long wait to find out if their work would be published. The three students are Marlin (Hidden Color Wheel Painting), Michael (Clay Mug), and Chloe (Clay Mug). Please leave a comment below to congratulate our DMS students!
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