Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ceramic Pendants

Kindergarten students just finished their own ceramic pendants necklaces. 

Each student created a spiral pendant with clay. 

After their pendants were fired in the kiln, students used turquoise, light green, and brown glaze to paint their pendants. 

When the glaze fire was finished, students added yarn and beads to finish their necklaces. 



Friday, March 15, 2013

Burrrr... Ice Castles


Its so cold.....

When will this snow stop?

2nd grade students created Ice Castles to accompany the extra snow West Michigan saw this season.  Students drew the castles free hand and once they were pleased with their outline they traced their drawing with a black thin tip marker.

To make sure viewers knew their castles were made of ice, students thought to place snowflakes at the tops of their towers instead of the traditional flags; additionally, students created unique snowflakes falling from the sky for extra details.

With Crayola Colored Pencils, students used the cool colors to apply color and to give their castles more dimension students focused on adding shadows to the sides and bricks of their tower walls.  These castles are as cool as ice!!