We bisque fired them and then used acrylics to decorate. In the time available it would have been very difficult to glaze them to the same level of detail. For our next pieces I've promised that we will be using glazes!
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In y5/6 this week we've been completing our sarcophagi. Simple boxes, made from card and decorated with pens, house little booklets in the shape of a mummy! The children are going to add fascinating facts in the books about the gruesome process of mummification.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Today, as part of their studies about toys, the Y1's created some 'talking' and 'moving' puppets. They used clothes pegs to operate the 'mouths' and utilised paper fasteners to allow the limbs to move.
These are my examples that I used to show the principle features to the children.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Today, the y2's managed to underglaze and decorate their 'rice' bowls. They're in the kiln as I type - hope they turn out ok - the children are expecting to be able to eat out of them during their upcoming Chinese feast.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Our y2's are in the throes of making rice bowls (to tie with their studies about China). They've been bisque fired and are awaiting glazing tomorrow.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
In y5/6 (we have mixed classes) we've been looking at Ancient Egyptian images. We talked about the common features and then sketched figures. We then had a go at drawing self-portraits in a similar style.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Here's the latest automaton to grace my workbench;
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Managed to make up the collaborative paintings from the other day into a couple of lengths of bunting. Each is about 2m long.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Finally managed to do some 'real' art this week with the children. In y5 today they had a go at creating some paintings as a whole group. They each had one colour and were instructed to paint half of the paper.
They then started to add stripes, again passing the paintings around. We had taped the sheets to thin boards to both keep the paper flat and aid easy movement.
Next, they added spots (using cotton buds to apply the paint.
To further enhance the pieces, the children used felt pens to draw lines, stars etc.
The resulting pieces were a riot of colour and pattern. 32 children = 32 abstract artworks.
We're thinking of using them to create lengths of bunting.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Back from the hols and back at school. This week is taken up with training and covering for colleagues so very little actual 'official' art has taken place. Have been having a good long think over the break about whether or not to change the online platform whereby I share my doings with the wider world! Am toying with going over to the dark side that is Facebook, as lots of creatives now seem to post (and sell) there. Although at the moment, from what I gather, FB seems to be trying to make it more difficult for the buying to happen. If anyone out there has an opinion I'd love to hear it.