The 1st grade artists got their hands dirty with clay this week. Students explored how to make mini bowls with plasticine clay. The white pliable materials never dries out and is the perfect tool to practice our clay skills. Students observed a demonstration by me first using a document camera projected on our interactive white board. We discussed the sticky property of the plasticine clay and how we can pinch, stretch, and mold the clay into vessels. A vessel is a form that's function is to hold a material. These perfect pinch pots will prepare our students for their final projects next week!
The art room received our first DonorsChoose project. This mini iPad is creating digital fun for all students. Through the kindness of friends, family, local businesses, and other individuals, we are able to support the learning of our modern tech savvy students! Can't wait to get more technology for the art room!
Our Pre-K students explored the fantastic season of fall. We first explored the weather through the book, "Leaf Man". After a lively discussion about leaves, students traced their hands, added stems, and veins to make leaf hands. Returning on the second day, students created emphasis by outlining the image with a sharpie marker and then added the colors of fall. Exploring paint with Q-tips is always fun and brings a smile to everyone's face!
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