2nd Trimester is in full swing! My first hour is now 3D Art/Ceramics. The first big project for this group of Seniors is RELIEF TILES. They had the requirement of carving something OUT of the tile (sunken relief) and ADDING dimension to the tile (low/high relief). Here are some pictures of the works in progress. I'm anxious for the results.
The pictures above show projects that have started the drying process. Once slightly dry, students can start piercing them, and adding small details to make them more unique. After they are fully dry, I will fire them in the kiln. After being fired once , they will be ready to be glazed!
I cannot wait for results like this image (pictured left).
This week we did art based on famous artists. We also painted our clay projects if they survived.
We started off making clay projects and a few of them blew up in the kiln but there were a few survivors. After the incident with the clay we had a fantastic time carving and painting pumpkins. My spider pumpkin was pretty sweet. Other pumpkins were nice too. This was a great week and lots of fun and exciting art had been accopmlished.
This week 3rd hour is coming to an end with their clay projects! Last week we rolled out the clay, and formed our shape, and now are adding walls and a cover. Everyone is putting last touches & allowing them to dry, so we can fire soon :) The volleyball girls are finished with their clay, so they are waiting for it to dry. While doing so, the girls are hard at work trying to finish up their posters for "Pink Night" on Thursday, October 25th! Come out & support your NCA JV & Varsity girls volleyball teams =) While we all had so much fun doing clay, we are very excited to go on to our next project, which is carving pumpkins! Can't Wait =)
Clay was the big project of the week...and continues to be the big project! I think we have all agreed that clay is fun, but frustrating. There were a few tragedies, involving broken pieces and new starts! We will continue to work our way to firing our clay pots, including their lids that lock in place! :)
This week, we will be working on FAIRY TALE collages, in Miss Westphal's 1st hour class!!!!!!!!!! We finished up our clay models on Monday. Ms. Westphal's favorite students are Rob, Allen, Dylan, Brandon, and Devin. Our clay models are now finished and out of the kiln!!! Next on the list is to paint them up and bring them home to show family!!! :)
This week our project involved working with clay. We were assigned to make three things: a pendant which had to be 2 in, a coaster with a texture on it, and a free project with clay where you could make anything you want (school appropriate) and may not exceed 3 in. I personally really enjoyed this project because I had never worked with clay before and I found it very enjoyable and fun! By: Leah Miller
I found this assignment really fun since I had never worked with clay before, it was a great experience. By: Courtney Westrich
Sketchbooks were also required for the week.