Clay Creations

 

2nd and 3rd grade spent their week in the art room working with air dry clay. They worked on making gifts for Mother’s Day and also had fun molding their own creations. Clay can be a frustrating medium with which to work particularly air dry clay. Cracking and breaking are two of the biggest problems. To minimize these problems students were encouraged to keep their creations fairly thick and to ensure that any additional pieces were joined to their main sculpture properly.
The teapots were made by flattening out a piece of clay to about 1/2 inch thickness and then cutting out the shape with a cookie cutter. Designs were then embossed on to the clay with stamps. While the clay was still damp small holes were poked in the bottom of the pot and one at the top. Once dry, the clay was painted with acrylic paints and silver or gold paint was sponged on top to highlight the stamped design. The final step was to thread four pieces of beaded wire through the holes. I love how these turned out and I hope the mom’s do too!

Bailey L

Bailey L

Collin F.

Collin F.

Gabriel G.

Gabriel G.

Michael M.

Michael M.

Connor B.

Connor B.

Kaleigh C.

Kaleigh C.

Davis M.

Davis M.

 

Students adding wire and beads to their teapot ornaments

Students adding wire and beads to their teapot ornaments

Threading beads on to wire

Threading beads on to wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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