Thursday, February 26, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished painting the glaze on your plates! Now for the torture of waiting! I can only finish fire up to 16 plates at a time in the kiln, so the agony of waiting begins! I will be running the kiln pretty much non-stop until all projects are complete! Each class will wait only for it's own members' plates before taking them home. I will post ceramic care instructions on this blog and send home a note when the project goes home sometime this next week!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here is a link to the official Norman Rockwell website...
To earn credit, click on the link and research a little about this fantastic American artist! You should be able to tell me when he lived, what he is best known for, something he did for our country, and name one or two of your favorites of his paintings!
Good luck and have fun!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Over the past few days, all of my sixth grade classes have been able to build their plates out of clay. THANK YOU to all the families who donated plastic sacks! The response was overwhelming!
If you were absent for the clay building, come in during lunch recess so you can catch up quickly!
The projects will dry over the week-end and I expect to bisque fire the lot of them this coming Monday or Tuesday. After that, we will spend a couple of days painting glaze on them before their final firing in the kiln.
Currently, only about 5 students per class are finished, so you still have time to work hard and finish up. Those who are finished will be able to beef up on their drawing skills while waiting.
If you are falling severely behind, make sure to come into the art room during lunch recess and/or morning/afternoon recess to catch up.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Everything in this post ends with an exclamation point! That is because clay is SO EXCITING!!! SO, HURRY AND BRING A PLASTIC SACK TODAY!!!! :)
Parents, I have requested bobby pins to use as clamps on this final stage. If you are able, would you please donate one paper of bobby pins to the art room? One paper of 60 bobby pins should cost $1.00 or less at any grocery or dollar store. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the parents who have already donated!!!!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Today in class we will be marking the back of both paintings in preparation for slicing them into segments. Students, make sure you write your name on every single slice! I'd hate for you to lose a section that belongs somewhere in the middle!