Kindergarten made pinch pots inspired by Indian diyas. We painted them with Chromatemp paints which are awesome! They have a sheen to them so the colors look metallic. Today, the students got to make their diyas extra special by adding silver or gold glitter to the rim. The best part though was when they went “shopping” in Mrs. Vanni’s gem store to search for that perfect gem to hide inside their pinch pots.
Everyone we travel to a new country, students create a sticker for their art passports. It’s a little activity, but students are always so eager to work in them! Perhaps it’s because they get to use colored Sharpies…….😜
5th graders are seeing the results of their glazing from last week! Here are a few finished hand sculptures inspired by henna designs of India.
Ready for Dr. Seuss’s birthday next month! The kindergarten classes helped create the art room’s annual Dr. Seuss quote using beginners printmaking techniques and warm colors.
The first batch of HV Smiles are out of the kiln!
Had some elephant explosions in the kiln, but with a little art ingenuity, they are all in tact! Here I have an elephant that lost half of its body, so I put a little Elmer’s glue and rebuilt the side using air dry clay. The elephant has since dried and has been painted with no problems!
I’m excited to spend the afternoon as a volunteer parent in my daughter’s classroom for her Valentine party! Here is the box we made for the party…. (We are calling it a fierce cat. Ha!)
1st graders learned how to weave paper using a watercolor painting they had made the previous week. Then, they used their name initial to stamp a radial pattern onto the weaving. It was a good exercise in multi-step art making, mixed media usage, and fine motor skills!