Re: [art_education] Quick clay ideas.
- In regards to quick and sophisticated...thumb masks! Start with a ball
of clay smaller than a ping pong ball. Add a depression with your thumb
(hence, the name). Pinch a nose or beak shape. Depress eyes and mouth
with fingernail or small sticks (gold tees work as a nice two ended
tool). Add designs, if desired ( history of masks good...African,
Native American, etc.). Add a small hole to the top so that it can be
used as a pendant on a heavy cord. After bisque firing, we spray
painted them black, gold, or silver and then rubbed with a contrasting
color into the depressions.
Hope this helps.
>>> allison.keenan@... 04/03/06 04:37PM >>>I currently teach in a K-6 school and have 30 min. a week with
This had been a challenge with regards to completing clay projects. I
done beads with 1st, pinch pot mugs with 2nd and drape mold bowls with
third. My sixth graders have seen this and are now begging to do clay.
having trouble thinking of something sophisticated (and we all know
finicky sixth graders can be) enough for sixth graders that can be
in 30min. Any ideas? It would be much appreciated.
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