Planted the first Art Room Smile of the year! So excited to share the secret of the Smiles with my 5th graders coming up soon!
The 4th graders finished up their clay unit by painting their Greek coins and placing them in their glazed plates. Coins were made using our leftover clay and stamped with clay stampers. After being fired, we dunked them in watered down tempera paint and lightly sponged them with Chromatemp metallic paints. Beautiful!
I told students my favorite #smile from last year was special because someone had left a thumbprint in it by accident, and it was perfect for rubbing like a worry stone. After that, several students purposely put a thumbprint on the back of theirs so more people could use theirs as worry stones. Very thoughtful and sweet! #SmilePassItOn #monalisaandmore
Used my wooden clay forms for the first time with 4th grade artists. We looked at Ancient Greek/Roman ceramic plates for inspiration. Students also made ancient coins to go with their plates which we will be painting next week using a different technique. The glazed plates are looking beautiful!
More 5th grade clay projects! Love!
This clay project was inspired by Ancient Greek/Roman terra-cotta toys that I came across while researching ideas for this unit. They are turning out beautifully! Those that made legs will attach them next week, and they will be moveable!
So much work goes into making these little smiles, but I’m nearly at the end…and a complete pro at stilting these things in the kiln! It takes me around an hour and a half to unload and reload the kiln! They look great!