Tuesday, March 14, 2017

James Rizzi Inspired City Mural

The First graders studied community and went on school trips to all sorts of local establishments like the bank, bakery, supermarket, police station, library and more. In the Art Room we looked at James Rizzi's fun-filled cityscapes. The students drew and painted their own building shapes. Then they collaged funny faces and/or patterns and added black outlines. The students worked together to create some of buildings they visited and then all the buildings were put together to create a whimsical Rizzi-inspired town.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Textured Clay Weavings

The 6th graders made a clay radial loom. They textured a free form clay slab and then prepped it into a loom. After it was fired, they used oil pastels, watercolor paint and gloss to add color and sheen. Then the students used assorted yarns to create the warp and weave and optional pompoms.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Clay Groggers for Purim

The 3rd graders made hamantaschen-shaped noisemakers out of clay. The process was similar to baking hamantashen---We rolled out the clay and cut a circle for the base.  They formed a smaller bowl-shape for the “filling,” added a few clay balls for the noisemakers, flipped it over and then folded up and pinched three edges to form the triangular cookie. In the next class the kids could either use ceramic glaze or watercolor paint to decorate their groggers.