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In Ceramics class, students will get a chance to experience different techniques to create art with clay. Our theme this session will be The Four Elements!
The Four Elements Project Descriptions:
Which element are you? This is the question students will have to answer in this thought provoking project. A slump bowl will be created, and then an object that represents water, earth, fire or air will be designed and placed in the bowl. After kiln firing, students will decorate with glaze, and colorful glass will be melted in the bowl to add a special touch.
Eastern or Western Dragons
The similarities and differences of Eastern and Western dragons will be studied before students create their chosen version of the beast! Using coil and slab techniques, the students will build their dragons, then glazes will be applied for color.
The Celtic spirit of the forest known as “The Green Man” will be the inspiration for this slab built project. Students will create a face, and then adorn it with leaf shapes to create hair and a beard. Green underglazes will be added for color.
The Students’ imagination will soar to create a thing that flies with wings! The body of their creation will be formed out of clay. Once fired, the winged things will be painted, and given wings made of cardboard and real feathers.
Middle School Student Schedule:
2:45-3:00pm: students arrive
3:00-3:30pm: Snack Time / Hang Out (students bring their own snack)
3:30-5:00: Lesson Time
5:00-5:30: Wind Down, Cleanup & Departure time
About the Instructor:
Emily Beveridge is an artist, arts educator and The Program Specialist for Arts West. She has decades of experience teaching classes, at camps, and outreach opportunities for children in the visual arts. She loves creating art with children, especially ceramics projects and anything humorous or animal themed!
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