We looked at the ceramic work of Kimmy Cantrell in a Prezi I created and focused on his asymmetrical relief masks. We reviewed the definition of asymmetrical balance and relief sculpture. We compared and contrasted Cantrell's masks and the facial features. We then created paper patterns to use directly on our clay slab. We used clay tools to create impressed texture on the base of our relief mask. The pieces were fired, then glazed and re-fired.
Click here to see my Prezi. My lesson plan can be found here.
Our learning objective was: I can create a sphere out of clay. We first discussed what a sphere is and I then showed my classes three different ways to create a sphere out of clay. After each student created and showed me their sphere they tapped it onto the table to create one flat side. I then bisque fired them. We then used black and red paint mixed with gloss medium to turn our clay pieces into lady bugs. I got this lesson idea from Warren Elementary in the Francis Howell School District.
This is one of my favorite drawings to do with Kindergarten. I do it each year around Halloween. I found this lesson from the amazing Tricia Fugelstad at drydenart.weebly.com. If you are not familiar with her work you must check out her blog!
I begin by reading the book; "There's a Monster Under the Bed" by James Howe. My read aloud is below.
Next we review different types of lines, focusing on the ones used in the drawing of their monster. I walk them through drawing their monster filling their paper. We then go over our drawing with permanent marker and color in with crayon. My lesson plan can be found here and my instructional video is below.
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