1st and 2nd Grade Art
We had a successful firing of the kiln and did not have any mishaps at all! This is remarkable to me as a trained metal smith that ceramic work actually goes through so many phases and processes and turns out so beautifully. I always have the students repeat the ceramic art oath: "I know some things happen that we cannot control in ceramic art, I will not blame the teacher if my work blows up in the kiln." They giggle, and fortunately I have never had to test the oath. We celebrated the success of the project by having a tea party in art on Monday. I hope you have all enjoyed the work your child brought home on Wednesday. The cups are safe to drink out of, but I would not put them in a microwave or dishwasher. On Wednesday we began our next project, a pastel and ink landscape. Point out the horizon line to your child while you are out and about, mention how the trees look when they are far away. Ask them about value and scale, hear what they are learning about in art.