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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Clay Extravaganza!

Clay Clay Clay!

I've posted about my various art lessons in more detail in the past, so I'll just repost the links to those and share the photos of the great things my kiddos made this year

4th Grade-Pinch Pot Monsters
Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson
I had to get a close up so you could see this guy's tail!  Love the details these kids come up with!

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson
Same group, just closer so you could see their details from a different angle

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson
The green guy reminds me of a modern Gizmo!

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson
The turquoise monster is holding fire in each hand...such a creative idea!

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

Fourth Grade Pinch Pot Clay Monsters Art Lesson

5th Grade- Clay Pinch Pot Characters
In 5th Grade, I allow for a lot more freedom with their clay creations, but I still want them working with pinch pots to get that basic clay technique down.  I love the range of ideas the kids have!

6th Grade- Clay Terra Cotta Warrior Sculptures
http://missartypants.blogspot.com/2013/03/terra-cotta-warriors.html I actually have multiple links to this lesson for various examples and years that have made these, but this is the link that shares the bulk of the lesson

7th Grade- Hollow Form from Pinch Pots
Similar to the 5th grade lesson, I let the kids decide what they are going to make almost entirely.  I just ask that it be made from two pinch pots that create a hollow form and that they add attachments so that they can practice the slip and score methods for strong attachments and an awesome chance to show off their creativity and interests

8th Grade- Clay Boxes (slabs and cylinders)
This year we still made slab boxes but they had to be cylindrical.  I originally said they had to use cylinders because it was a faster process than cutting a bunch of square/rectangular slabs, but I might stick with the cylinders in the future just because I really enjoyed seeing the kids work this way.