... From: pent19 Subject: [art_education] Re: ceramic whistles To: email@example.com Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:04 AMMessage 1 of 6 , Feb 4, 2010View Source
--- On Fri, 2/5/10, pent19 <pent19@...> wrote:
From: pent19 <pent19@...>
Subject: [art_education] Re: ceramic whistles
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 1:04 AM
this is a tough one, my 5th graders are doing whistles, this is my second year doing them. I do my whistles in two parts, the mouthpiece and the body (2 pinch pots put together). Some students can get them to work on their own after a demo, others need assistance shaping the 'ramp' (where the air splits after the mouth piece, some goes in some goes out.) I tell them it takes a class and a half to make them and 2 days to figure out how to make them work. the ones who finish early make creatures as a bonus for figuring it out. I think this project is a great challenge for students but simple in technique (besides the whole getting it to work thing). I do make a whistle that i split in half to give them a profile view, I think this helps them understand how it works. they are tough and some students can't grasp it, if you figure out something that hits it on the head, please share!
--- In art_education@ yahoogroups. com, "Byrd1956" <rhelsel@... > wrote:
> My enrichment art 8th. graders are in the process of making clay whistles. I am by no means an expert, but have been quite successful in the past. If I practiced this on a daily basis I am sure I could trouble shoot much better. Does anyone have any great suggestions or techniques that have proven successful for you?
http://www.ceramicstoday.com/articles/clay_whistle.htm This is the directions that I have gave my son to use in his class SusanMessage 1 of 6 , Feb 4, 2010View SourceThis is the directions that I have gave my son to use in his classSusan
Susan, Thank you so much for sharing. I think I will bring that page up on a laptop at school attached to a projector so all the students can see it. SomeMessage 1 of 6 , Feb 5, 2010View SourceSusan,
Thank you so much for sharing. I think I will bring that page up on a laptop at school attached to a projector so all the students can see it. Some are doing great and helping others. Besides generic whistles we are making some w/tubes or straws to blow into. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been successful in the past. Check out these whistles on our portfolio page: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=46545
If it hasn t already been suggested, I love the video Whistle While You Sculpt . It s a short 15-20 minute video about making whistles out of clay. TheyMessage 1 of 6 , Feb 14, 2010View SourceIf it hasn't already been suggested, I love the video "Whistle While You Sculpt". It's a short 15-20 minute video about making whistles out of clay. They use a lot of measurement terms but I tell my kids not to pay attention to all the numbers because it makes it seem overwhelming. But I recommend the video.Kelli in NE
--- On Thu, 2/4/10, Susan Michael <chemicalmango@...> wrote:
From: Susan Michael <chemicalmango@...>
Subject: Re: [art_education] Re: ceramic whistles
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 7:44 PM