Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Basil's Cathedral Prints-6th grade

Miss Holmquist also squeezed in some much needed printmaking time with the 6th grade. St. Basil's cathedral in Moscow, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible, can definitely be described as unique architecture and stirs up much debate with the kids (Is it art? Is it just another building?). Each student made multiple prints, but turned in one to become part of a group cathedral. Each group had an 'architect' in charge of assembling the towers, and this was the end result.


1st grade ceramic hedgehogs

Miss Holmquist,  my student teacher this semester, wanted to try doing clay with a group of kids. Only the younger grades get to do clay in the winter due to the unpredictable weather (and the very predictable drying time of clay), so first grade was the lucky winner.  They made hedgehogs based on Mercer Mayer's Little Critters, and they're adorable.  We got them all glazed while she was still here, then mother nature threw us one more curveball and ruined the firing schedule.  Here they are, Abby!  All done!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Seuss Week: Oh, The Places You'll Go! Landscapes-Special Needs

I love Dr. Seuss books, so I love Dr. Seuss week.  This year my student teacher, Miss Holmquist, got to celebrate it for me.  Oh, The Places You'll Go! is always a fun one, and she was inspired to have the kiddos create a 3D landscape with paper strips to show where they would go.  Here are a few made by our special needs kids.