Introduction to Ceramics – Fish Fry!

Introduction to Ceramics After our lecture and Avid Focus notes on Ceramics and the stages of clay, students created their slab templates and tried their hand at some basic slab construction. We are now waiting for our pieces to become Bone Dry. When we return from Thanksgiving break, I hope to fire our pieces. UPDATE!Continue reading “Introduction to Ceramics – Fish Fry!”


Reggie Laurent Inspired Art

Together we explored the work of contemporary artist Reggie Laurent. After looking at his art and using our Avid strategies to take focused notes about the artist and the inquiry process to analyze his use of shape and color, students created their paintings inspired by the artist. This was a great lesson in pattern andContinue reading “Reggie Laurent Inspired Art”

In my Room Project

Students in my CTE/ Design class showed off their skills in Adobe Photoshop. First, they had to create their dream rooms. Then, students had to manipulate images to create a space in 1 point perspective. Then they had to impose themselves in the photo and use a vector mask to blend themselves in. I wishContinue reading “In my Room Project”

Warm/Cool Fish

Last year the sixth graders explored color theory with cool/warm parrots. This year we tried something new. Students created cool colored paper with various watercolor techniques. I believe the plastic wrap on wet paper was their favorite. They also made paper with warm colors. They tore up the cool paper to make a sea whenContinue reading “Warm/Cool Fish”