Monday, January 19, 2015

Other Coil Projects

From the last post, students were given the task of creating a  project that was some sort of bowl and used the coil method to create it.  Here are a few more examples...

Some students used plastic bowls for their "molds"

And some students just decided to free-build their projects.  
It was a lot of fun to see all their creativity!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Taco Bowls

Awhile back I headed to our local Menards to buy Taco Bowls.  They had two packs on sale for $1.79 each.  I bought 80 of them.  Yes the guy helping me load them though I was crazy... I mean who needs 80 taco bowls.

Well, Art teachers do.  My 6th graders used them when creating their clay coil projects.  The assignment was to create a project that had two requirements:  it has to be some sort of bowl, it has to be created using the coil method.  They finished them with tempera and varnish.  I think they are awesome!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cartoons in Clay

Students in my after school cartooning program were assigned the task of creating their own cartoon character.  One of the things I had them do was create a clay slab version of their main cartoon character.  They turned out pretty cute!

A Funny to Share

I know that it is a bit innocent but still it made this middle school teacher laugh...

Hope you got a chuckle and enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Origami Day

So one of my last days with my after school kids left us with just a few kiddos.  We handed out the iPads and I challenged them to find YouTube video's that taught them Origami.  They got to work ~

and they created some really neat projects.  It was fun to watch what each person decided to create.  The girls tended to go toward clothes and animals, the boys toward boxes and ninja stars. 
All around I was impressed with what they were able to do. 
Here are a few of their favorite YouTube channels for Origami.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2 Goods and a Bad

We have had a family tradition for a few years of doing"2 goods and a bad" at the supper table.  Today I brought it to the art room.  

My students are working on drawing their personal art galleries... because they have like 20 million dollars each.
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and as class was wrapping up I had them do two goods and a bad with their neighbor.  They had to start by telling their neighbor two good things (things they liked about their own artwork).  Then they had to tell their neighbor one bad thing (one thing they could still improve on their own image).  It was a lot of fun eavesdropping on what they had to say. They were pretty spot on!