The 6th grade class has been working on a project called "Comfort Boxes". These small pieces are built from origami paper boxes and then layered with images and sayings of encouragement for the opener. It was a great opportunity to learn about foreground, mid ground and back ground with the students. We discussed meaningful encouragement the students have received from parents or mentors over the years and brainstormed other sayings we would enjoy hearing from others. Some chose sayings that were a little silly and would make the viewer laugh, while others surprised me by drawing from past experiences to pick sayings that were really touching.
The 4/5 classes enjoyed a rousing competition in my "100 Color Challenge". Each student was given five sticks of oil pastel and asked to create as many color combinations as they possibly could. The kids were amazed at how many different colors can be made from just red, blue, yellow, white & black. It was also fun to see some of the student work from last week on display in the hallway!
The third grade classes finished up their warm/cool hands project!
The awesome ceramics student have been learning how to make clay whistles this week. These small projects seem simple, but it can be extremely difficult to cut the angles just right so a sound is produced. I can't wait to see what they turn the little forms into!
The 7th graders moved past the design stage and are now onto the messy creation stage with their masks! We spent most of the week layering paper and glue to make the form, then finished off the week by painting the masks white. Next week is when the fun really starts, I can't wait to see the designs come to life!