The 7th grade class finished up their paper mache masks this week and I am so pleased with how they turned out! The premise for the project was to create a mask that depicts your inner self and your outer self. The concept of having an "inner self" was difficult for some students to wrap their heads around, but everyone powered through to make some incredible pieces. Most of the students chose to split the face in half (each side describing one side of their personality) while others created "alter-ego" masks. It was so fun to see each student put their own unique twist on the project. The creation process was a LOT of layering. Everyone started with a plastic mask form and wrapped it in tin foil. Once the forms were done, the students layered newspaper and modge podge till a substantial base was built. Once everything set, we added a layer of gesso and then used acrylic paint to create the design.
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The 4-5th Grade classes made fun "Day of the Dead Symmetry Skeletons". The personality on these really shine! Each one is unique because the bodies are made from each students cursive name.
The 6th graders got to jump into a clay project that uses two pinch pots to create a hollow form. What I am amazed with is the insane amount of VARIETY in the ideas! We got a toilet paper roll, storm trooper mug, pineapple house, tardis and everything in between. I cant wait to fire them!
The ceramics students glazed their mugs and started a new triptych project! The theme is going to be "Past, Present, Future". I cant wait to see what this creative bunch creates!
The third grade classes learned about radial symmetry this week. We learned about mandala designs and then made our own. The students then turned the designs into anything they could think of!