Saturday, April 17, 2010

Student Creativity

Sometimes I am so busy thinking about and planning for my students' art, I don't have time to do my own. I feel that way lately.

Here are what some of my kiddies have been working on.
Fifth graders, who study medieval times, made tapestries. We talked about how tapestries were hung on the walls of castles, and how they even helped insulate the rooms.

They had to demonstrate a minimum of five weaving techniques.

I try to convince them to use five or less colors and choose ones that look good together. Often, they just can't resist using every color that I set out.

Younger kiddies have been working with clay. Third graders, who also study ancient cultures, looked at anthropomorphic vessels. They created their own out of clay.
It's hard to imagine that they made the vessels in one 45 minute period and glazed or painted them in another.


The Science Goddess said...

These are so beautiful and fun. Thank you for sharing some of your students' work.

Julie said...

The weaving is so cool to teach...I don't remember learning that in school, sadly.

I love the little animal vessels!!! So sweet.

Will be waiting to see what you come up with next to do for yourself!!! :)

sallgood said...

I love your kid's work! We did weaving a couple of years ago, so I think I'll bring it back next year. (Though we didn't try so many techniques!!) We entered them in county fair and the were excited to win ribbons.

And the animals are adorable!!

Julia said...

Fantastic Teacher!!!!

random Cindy said...

cute animal vessels! What a great idea. Did you make one yourself?