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Looking good sixth graders!
Eighth graders are developing some very nice pottery. These will be finished by Wednesday. More photos to come and be sure to see all the final projects at the end of this week.
7th Grade sneak peak!
Third Quarter Coil Pots
Students began their work on coil pots. They learned about slab and coil techniques and that the first two coils are the most difficult. As the students worked, they unknowingly learned problem solving skills (amount of clay, choice of tools, how to smooth, stacking the coils to form the walls, etc).
On Thursday, student wrote goals. Their choices were: forming the coils correctly, stacking the coils to form the walls, or attaching to make a smooth texture.
Monday and Tuesday are our last days with clay. Check back to see the final products!
7th Period Progress
8th Period Progress
Students are really into working on their pottery at the moment. Here are pictures of all the 6th grade projects so far. They are beginning to add designs that relate to a culture of their choice. I will post 7th and 8th grade projects next week when they are a little further on their designs.
The final quarter of the year is here and students are already into clay and drawing. Here are a few photos. Enjoy!
Animal Pottery is in full swing. Although I only have drawings of student ideas, the clay bodies are done and the heads of the animals will be finished shortly. Students are working a drawing as well called the cross-hatch tree. Students build on their knowledge of value from last year and learn about color washing and drawing trees.
Pendants were the focus last week as an exploration to student mastery skills. A twist on the color wheel is being painted this week. The following week students brainstorm and develop their final clay project to show their best work.
Art teacher and mommy to 3 kiddos.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams