Just a small sampling of the third grade artists exploration in ceramic sculpture!...We learned to properly attach clay pieces to ensure they would stay put, how to texture with all kinds of found objects, and most importantly, young artists learned how to use complex underglazing techniques to create all kinds of visual interest...enjoy!
We bet you will not be able to guess what this is going to be!...Fourth and fifth grade artists are warming up their ceramic sculpting 'chops'.......we are really good with clay...it is one of our favorite mediums around here....
Third grade artists are learning the technique of properly attaching clay pieces to ensure that all of their hard work will be intact when it comes out of the kiln...their challenge was to sculpt a bas relief owl with a myriad of textures....stay tuned for the finished product, after we have our underglazing lesson!
Artists at Founders have been exploring the idea of metaphorical self portraiture and learning to work with water soluble pastels. They have created fish portraits that illustrate how they see themselves as they swim along in their lives!
Third grade artists have been studying the power of art to focus our hopes and dreams....we created art inspired by Indian torans...beautiful fabric embellishments traditionally hung in doorways to mark our passage into and out of the world at large. Torans can celebrate anything from the day of the week, to the birth of a new baby. We created ours to help bring the energy of our hopes and dreams our way, while learning the principle of symmetry and how to use watercolor pencils in a painterly fashion.
Fourth and fifth grade artists have been studying the work of Giuseppi Arcimboldo, a painter of the Renaissance who is most well known for his portraits comprised completely of collections of items such as fruits, flowers, animals, sea creatures and more. His more traditional work is not well known, but he was greatly admired by his contemporaries for this well known body of work. Some felt this art was the result of a crazy mind, but you have to take into account the time in which he lived. People of the Renaissance era loved puzzles and riddles. We will never really know, but we were very inspired by his art. Stay tuned for a slideshow of our work, inspired by Giuseppi's portraits!
Some Founders artists have been experimenting with working at easels, instead of flat on the tables, to see if this new perspective broadens their thoughts about how they see their art while it is in process....