"In My Hands" is one of my favorite projects we do all year. I ask the students to bring in personal objects that are precious of meaningful to them. They place the item in their hand and then do an observational drawing, really trying to pay attention to small details and shapes. Drawing hands cane be challenging for anyone, but these 7th graders really stepped up to the plate and did a great job!
The third and fourth graders finished up their symmetrical insects! They carefully cut along the lines and glued to a colorful background. I loved seeing the variety in designs and creatures. We then use colored pencil to finish up!
The ceramics class finally got their glazed mugs back! They did beautiful work and so many of the colors turned out amazing. They were all excited to get them home and drink! They also worked on a coil building project designing a vessel. The technique proved quite challenging for most the class, but coils really appealed to a few students and there were some impressive vases turned in.
The 6th graders finished up a printmaking project using rubber erasers and washable markers. We first looked at Islamic pattern-work for inspiration, then designed our own stamps to create radial patterns.