More challenging is the loading and unloading of several hundred pieces of pottery, each of which have to be fired twice… once for bisque and the second time with glaze!
|A student from 2O smearing a coil onto a pinch pot in the Hopi fashion|
|Each Hopi pot unique… others made Iroquois cooking pots and Seminole mortar and pestles |
and Plains Indian containers…
|Seminole patchwork provides 2C a great opportunity to talk about patterning, |
rhythm and geometric shapes!
|Glazing our mortar and pestles in 2C|
|2N creates a Tlingit dance button blanket featuring |
the power animal that represents their clan
|… finding inspiration in the artwork of the Northwest Coast Native Americans|
|Fourth graders create a Kachina Doll in the tradition of the Hopi Indians to teach the school rules to the children. Each mixed media assemblage doll sports an elaborate headdress, |
represents a spirit of the natural world, and possesses a spirit power.
|Dark colored shirts on art days ensure happy launderers!|
Last year's 4th graders explore the skeletal system through ART
|Art under a chandelier at the UMWA!|
|Yours truly in her happy place surrounded by art materials!|
|A possible new fun culmination to our 2nd grade "faces and color show emotion" unit|
|One of many project ideas: a tunnel book depicting the rainforest... |
others explored DC architecture, the solar system,
and habitats of early Americans through this same medium
My deepest thanks to all my fellow educators who shared their ideas and passion, and to the workshop leaders who kept us exploring and challenged and creating and talking about art all week long!
|One of our 3rd place winners holding her ribbon in front of her artwork. |
First, second, and third grade artwork will be touring for the next 6 months.
|Ms. Johnson in her Apron amidst singing dancing children:)|
|Our 2014 5th grade quilt during the quilting bee 2 weeks ago|