Hiawatha artists from K-3 have had their hands muddy these past few weeks. The ground may be frozen, but they have clay to play with!
2/3 grades responded to Snowmen at Night, a book about the mischief snowmen get into when we go to bed. These are some finished sculptures, having been "fired" in the kiln and painted to emphasize the snow people's personalities.
Works in progress. The clay looks really gray before bring dry and fired. I loved admiring these snowmen villages as they dried. I wonder what they did when we went home for the night!
2nd Graders roll sphere forms and score, slip, and smooth practicing their best craftsmanship.
Focus and creativity abounds in the snowman factory. This artist made his snowman playing an electric guitar.
K/1 Sculptors explored texture and pattern as they pressed stamps in slabs of red clay.
Our UVM art education intern, Ellie Waggoner, taught this lesson .
BEARS!! In an additional arts integrated class, Kindergarten students sculpted these super sweet bears to enhance their bear unit. They have been reading bear literature, learning about real bears, and will be visiting the VT Teddy Bear Factory. This partner teaching time gave the children a chance to dig deeper into clay sculpting techniques.This learning would not have been possible without the co-teaching time we had together.