Monday, December 15, 2014

Clay Looms

While my student teacher was here she wanted to tackle clay.  I linked her to my clay Pinterest board and shared that the students needed to do a slab project in 5th grade.  We also discussed that texture was the element of art we were focusing on. She found this pin/idea from Phyl at There's a Dragon in my Art Room and her lesson was born...
Subbing and an almost art show
One modification she made was to take away the weaving component.  Time and materials didn't really allow for it this year.  She did a great job of teaching them the lesson, tracking students who were absent, firing 300+ pieces, finishing, grading and uploading the images.  

We discussed the different ways the students could finish the pieces and decided that having them "stain" them in a watery paint bath would be best.  It would allow the students time to finish all their yarn work during one class period.  Without further ado... here are some of the final projects:

We did a different color each day of the week.  Some students really loved the weaving component on the example projects and decided to challenge themselves.  They turned out really nicely. 

You can check out more over at Artsonia. 

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