Monthly Archives: May 2013

Clay Pigs

Clay Pigs

These pigs are created by our fifth graders.  They can add a personality to their pig, most kids create a personality that reflects things they love to do.  As you can see, they are all different.  The kids love this project, even spending their recess working on their piggies.

2-Point Perspective

2-Point Perspective

Sixth graders worked on 2-point perspective this year.  I loved how creative they were with adding in the details to their buildings.  As we work on this project I explain to them that perspective is how you see things, in this case, it as though we are walking on the sidewalk in a city with the buildings above us.  By learning 2-point perspective they are learning how to draw things that appear to be 3-d on a 2-d surface, just like an architect does.  They did a great job!

Clay Containers

Clay Containers

I usually end the year with our clay projects.  The kids love doing clay and so I find it keeps them engaged at the end of the year, which can be tough!  My sixth graders get to create clay containers.  The project is very open ended, their container can be any shape or design that they want. The requirements are simply that it can hold something and have a lid.  We also discuss the function of this particular project, again how art is not only beautiful, but functional as well.  The students have to be very resilient while creating this project, and they come up on many different scenarios to problem solve.  Examples are the clay falling apart over night, the clay drying out too much, or the slab they’ve rolled being too small for the shape they need to cut out.

Beautiful Clay Birds

Beautiful Clay Birds

These clay birds always turn out so cute.  This is the second year I’ve done these birds with our second graders.  They love creating this and love taking them home even more!