Art 1


Clay Pinch Pots


Students are creating clay pinch pots.  We discussed the importance of getting air bubbles out before starting to create their pinch pot so that it will survive the firing process.  If there are air bubbles, when the kiln heats up, the air will expand and most likely blow up their project. 

Students will use their thumb to start their bowl and gently pinch around until all the walls are consistently ¼ of an inch thick.  They will then add at least 4 attachments by scoring, slipping and welding them on.  Finally, students will clean up and smooth out project, carve name and period number on the bottom and turn in to dry rack.  Clay is a lot of fun and the students really enjoy working with it!!


Where Students Should Be:  Students should be done constructing and project should be drying on cart.


Clay "Piggy" Banks



Students are now familiar with clay and are ready to move on to a more advanced project.  We will now be making 2 pinch pots the same size and attaching them together to create the body of our banks.  They will then add at least 4 attachments and carve out a money slot.  The banks do not have to be pigs and the students have a lot of fun coming up with what they want to create!

Where Student Should Be:  Students should be finished with piggy bank by the end of Friday.




Paper Mache Piñatas



We will learn about form and how to create a 3-D work of art.  Students will have their choice of what creature, animal, cartoon character, object, etc. they would like

 to create,  but it should have at least 4 appendages.  Once the armature is built we will use the paper mache process to strengthen the form.  Students will be 

required to layer at least 4 layers of paper mache.  They will use tissue paper to add color and detail to their piñata.


Where Students Should Be: Students should be finished.

<--Layer 1       <--2          <--3           <--4



Tropical Birds


Now that students are familiar with mixing paint and the color wheel, we will be creating a tropical bird composition.  In class we will practice drawing

different tropical birds by breaking them down into simple shapes so everyone can feel successful with their drawings.  Students will then paint 

composition using ALL the colors on the color wheel.  Their goal will be to paint neatly and be creative with color choices.  They will need to include at 

least 1 color blend of analogous colors.

Where Students Should Be:  Students should be finishing up their final compositions.


Color Wheel



We will be learning the basic color wheel (primary, secondary, and tertiary) color schemes.  We will discuss shades (adding black to the original color) and tints (adding white to the original color).  Students will create a 12 sectioned color wheel with each section displaying the original color the shade of the color and the tint of the color.  This project is to introduce students to color, mixing paint and practicing how to paint neatly.

Where Students Should Be:  Students should finished.


Radial Design



Students will be creating a radial design using their first names.  Once they have their name created they will use tracing paper to replicate the design in a radial pattern.  We will then use markers to color in the design.  The goal when coloring is to no longer look at the design as a name and a background but instead to look at the positive and negative shapes all as one.

Where Students Should Be:  students should be finished.


Collage


Students will work together to create a collage with their table members. This is the only group project that I assign throughout the semester. Their goal is to create a story out of ripped/cut magazines. Story can take place where ever their imagination takes them (cityscape, garden, outer space, underwater, snow scene etc). As a group they will come up with the story they want to tell, where it takes place and who the characters are. They will then draw out a few different sketches. After they  are organized they will begin cutting out colors and images in magazines to create their story. They will need to emphasize their 1st names and period # in the color of their table. 

If you have any extra magazines that you are willing to donate, please send them in with your child!! Thank you!

Where Students should be: Students should be coming finished.

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