Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The end of this year!

I cannot believe the end of this year is here, but it is. The kids did some amazing stuff, and I am so proud of their efforts. I've been taking clay lessons, and the information that I'm getting is transferring over to what the kids are doing. So I know I've got to keep it up.

Summer is here!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Super Heroes project results.

There were some really nice pieces that the kids made for the Super Hero project. It is really refreshing to see them come up with their ideas!

There are so many reasons this is great!

This kid made a year out of making art that included his image and heritage.

And this kid had too much fun and included social commentary.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Winding down.

It is hard to believe that the year is at its end. The seniors have about a week left--although some have already checked out. The rest of the kids can feel it, too. Even so, they are making some good stuff. This is a plaster cube that a kid made. He made a 6"x6"clay mold, which was a long process, but his efforts are in the nearly-finished piece once the plaster was poured in and the clay removed. His original thought was that the object would be one that was recovered from an archeological dig somewhere. I cannot wait to see it with some color.

I've been taking classes and lessons to get the clay studio going in a good direction, and I will. I'm going to change things up quite a bit, but I don't know how I'm going to implement the changes. I guess that is why I'm continuing to learn.