RE: [art_education] SLAB BOX HELP
- Hi Carol
And happy new year to you too!
Slab pots can be a taxing exerice with kids, especially if you have a lot of
them and only see them once a week. I would go with your suggestion and have
them decorate a tile instead. Any remaining clay slabs could be used for
some other exerice. Have the kids cut the slabs up (as if they were tearing
paper), press patterns in the clay, and then build some kind of vase or bowl
by sticking the bits of clay together. They could also cut out shapes to
stick on the tile.
In the future, if you are really thinking in terms of slab pots, I would
have pieces of wood to use as guides for the thickness!
From: octopi77@... [mailto:octopi77@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 1:58 AM
Subject: [art_education] SLAB BOX HELP
Hello and Happy New Year
I am busy during this break trying to finish the examples for the projects
that my students are working on in their art classes.
For my sixth grade class I wanted to do slab boxes. Eventually the boxes
were to be cut away and surrealistic scenes created on each of the walls.
The problem is that the slabs were being rolled out too thin, some students
over soaked their paper towels, and other students formed what looked like a
box and it just began to cave in.
This class meets only on Fridays and due to the holidays and interruptions
our schedule this project feels very nightmarish.
I have thought of students just making a simple tile and considering this
just a learning experience for all of us.
Please help if you can.
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