Monday, December 3, 2012

1st grade Clay Installations

1st graders learned about an interesting Japanese artist named Yayoi Kusuma.  She is the highest paid woman artist in the world!  She is known for being eccentric, and often creates large installations with polka dots!

1st graders learned various clay making vocabulary words like pinch pot, texture, kiln, and glaze.  Students created a pumpkin form with textured polka dots like Kusuma.  After learning about what an installation is, students also created a paper background with similar dots so that the pumpkin blends in with the installation.

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