Here or my K's mosaic clay project. The K's had so much fun creating their slab project heart and placing all the tiny tiles in the clay. I put clear glaze on the project to keep all the tiles set. They should be fully fired and displayed by Valentines Day in Feb.!
Students created line sculptures that look awesome in their displays! We worked on how to make 'fun' lines. The students loved making what they imagined to be 'skate board parks' and 'amusement park'. They were really proud of their sculpture.
It took me a long time to figure this out... Here are some tips that have helped me out with the mass amount of clay projects we work with as art specialist. For the little kids I write their name on a large sheet of paper. I write their first name and last initial. The paper I place on a plastic container cover. This way I can transport it the projects to the kiln room easy. When the kids leave I put the kids initials on the back with metal stamps (used for leather). I also use a shape stamp to identify the class (this class has a star on it). Hope this helps someone.
I always have so much fun working with landscapes with my 4th grade. I have never done the same project twice. I might do this one again though. I loved it! I got the idea of placing a metal car in a landscape form School Art Magazine, March 2009. I decided to place it on black paper and use construction paper crayons. We made the cars out of metal and added color to it with permanent markers. A lot of fun with this project. The kids were happy with their final product and I was too!
I found this lesson in the Jan. 2009 School Arts magazine. I used it to teach my second grade about cool colors. We studied Picasso and talked a bit about cubism. It was a fun short project before winter break.
I created these cute little ID stone after going to the National Art Association Conference last year in Minneapolis. Each class that I work with has a 'teacher code'. They place the teacher code on the back of their art but I often don't place it on their pottery. As you can see below I just set the clay stone in with the group of pottery that it represents. It helps me when I take the art out of the kiln to know what group to return them to.
1st grade worked on vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines when creating these snowflakes. Students used shapes and lines to add designs. They drew the snowflakes with oil pastels and used liquid watercolors to finish the work.
We welcome Lisa Arnold to RES. Lisa is a multidisciplinary mosaic artist working to empower students by honing their visual, technical, and poetic abilities. RES students are currently working on poems with the theme of HOME. Next month Lisa will come back and work with the student to create a mosaic! I can't wait!