Third graders completed their ceramic fish and they look fabulous! Students created hollow form for the bodies by making two pinch pots, and attaching them. They learned about the kiln and bisque firing process as well as how to attach clay with the score/slip method. Everyday classroom items were used to create pattern and texture (marker caps, unsharpened pencils, paper clips, etc.) After the projects were fired, students used tempera disc paints as well as acrylics to add color and details. A coat of clear spray paint was used to seal them up.
I love the natural sunlight that the art room gets at Anna McDonald. There are many mornings in the spring that I don't even turn the lights on!
The expressions and personalities of these fish had us all cracking up!
I am a K - 5th grade art teacher at Wilson Creek Elementary and Anna McDonald School in Manhattan, IL. I am also a mother of two little girls (who share my love of art)!