Monday, March 11, 2013

Clay, Clay, Clay

Third Grade cupcakes

Second Grade slab bowls. They are upside down over a hump mold (styro foam bowl) student stamped texture on these slabs, which you can not see. After bisque fire we will glaze and melt glass in these. 

Fifth Grade coil pottery
All my classes are doing clay right now, well except for Kindergarten. I know I am crazy. Here are some green ware examples on the kiln cart, drying slowly under plastic. I opened it up and took a pic. Fourth grade started today face pottery, those are GREAT too. I'll include later.

Tint and Shade with a Cherry on Top!

This is my second year doing this lesson. It is so great for teaching tint and shade, which I do in First Grade. It was tough to do in two class times. So maybe three, and add a little Wayne Thiebaud? First day students mixed their values. Two tints and two shades, and also the original color. The next week we did a review, and introduction to a value scale on smart board. They cut and glued their scoops on top of a cone to create a value scale. Last were the toppings. Sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and fruit on top!

I did this lesson last year too! Better bulletin board then :)