Kinders learned all about clay this week. Where it comes from, how its made, what is made with it, how it gets hard and how it’s painted. We started with the basics of a pinch pot. Children had the option to add a coil on top or bottom and had cool stamps available for use for added decoration. We also made lady bug pencil holders and coil pots.
EE-B continued with there study of symmetry. We learned to use tracing paper to draw an image on one half of the paper and then fold it in half tracing over the drawing to make two equal sides symmetrical This week we took those drawings and then transferred them to a piece of foam, indenting into it with a ball point pen to make a relief print. We used printing ink and rollers and repeated our stamps to fill the page. We discussed this passion of mine and how it reflects how actual fabric is made in a factory.
In art class this week K-1 students selected the right color choice for their flowers. We discussed contrasting and complimentary colors. We practiced our cutting skills at cutting the flowers out and then arranged them on the backgrounds we painted last week.