Clay Castles Grade 4
Castles are a favorite subject of fourth graders. Add clay and metallic paints, and you have a project sure to be a success for all. This castle was planned on graph paper, then outlined on a slab of clay. Found objects were used to impress a variety of textures. Arches, windows and doors were added…
Random Acts of Kindness – A Little Goes a Long Way
Did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? Yup, it is. My favorite saying in sculpey class is "A little goes a long way." It's a mantra I have the kids repeat so they don't try to use too much sculpey in one class period. That stuff is expensive! So, for…
Clay Texture Stamps TWO Ball Stamp Rollers Ceramics and
Each sculpture ball is handmade from start to finish. Theyre very fun to use. You simply roll one along the clay or other moldable material to produce a pattern or texture that is a little different every time. You can also hold one side of the ball and press the other side into the clay for a
Ceramics Management Tip: Clay on an Art Cart
I know that many elementary art teachers teach from a cart, so I thought it might be helpful to see how I managed teaching ceramics from a cart in a general education classroom. I used to share an art room with the other full-time art teacher at my first school, and while I avoided it…
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Tart--Teaching Art with Attitude
Middle Schoolers created a modern coat of arms that had to include 2 types of shading, a paragraph explaining their design, symbols that represented them, a shield, and a motto. Students worked large and were able to incorporate found images, along with many copies of heraldic animals and mottos. We practiced drawing a ribbon or scroll to place their motto on. It was fun to see their personalities represented.