Tuesday, May 22, 2018

In the Art Room: 2017-18 Art Show, 3D Displays, Part 2

Hi, friends! A couple of days ago, I shared with y'all Part 1 of the 3D displays at our school-wide art show...today I thought I'd share Part 2! The theme of our art show was Superheroes and so every project created by my 1st through 4th grade kiddos was superhero inspired, including the backdrop!
While I was attending NAEA, I created a sub plan for my kiddos introducing the artist James Rizzi. When it came time to create a backdrop for our superhero city, I reminded my students of this artist. Using bingo daubers filled with diluted India ink and construction paper, they created these fun cities. They made the most epic backdrop for all of our superhero projects. 
Here's a time lapse of our big night!
 I feel like I've been in go-mode every since returning from the art teacherin' conference in March. We hit the ground running with clay projects right after spring break. Normally, I create instructional videos for my clay lessons but this time around, I just didn't have the time. So...I'll be sharing the projects with you but just know that more details are to come. 
 To kick off our superhero theme, my second graders created onomatopoeia plaques. We have 30 minute art classes so on the first day, we created the background piece and painted it with glaze. 
The following day, we added the middle piece and the lettering. Once out of the kiln, we glazed the lettering and fired again. While waiting for the firing, we created Model Magic beads for the hanger of our plaques. More details on this project to come!
 My second graders also created these sweet superhero selfie statues!
 I had two classes come at once so that I could have an hour of art with my second graders. We created these in that amount of time.
 Complete details (hopefully with video!) to come, promise! We used cone 06 Amaco clay to create these. Once out of the kiln, we glazed with Amaco's Teacher's Palette glaze.
I only have three rules when glazing: do not glaze the bottom, NO WHITE SPOTS and be sure and glaze everything a minimum of three times. I love that this superhero has a sidekick!
 Third graders created superhero CARS! This was easily my favor project to teach and see come together...each one is so different and so fun. I cannot wait to share with you just how easy this project is. Every kiddo was completely excited and engaged!
 From drag race cars to sports cars, jeeps, limos and more, they came up with everything. I had originally planned for them to also create a 3D pop up city to display their cars in...but we simply ran out of time. 
One fun thing we did was add alphabet noodles to the license plates of the cars (or anywhere else the kids wanted). This was a fun way for the kids to personalize their cars. The noodles burn out in the kiln, leaving behind their impression.
Don't tell...but this AMAZING drag race car is my absolute favorite thing of all time! The imagination and invention on this kid...such a show stopper!
 My fourth graders created bobble head superheroes. We created bobble head pets last year in fourth grade. This was a variation on that project. 
 Some of us created self-portrait style bobble heads...
And some of did not. And I love both!
Every year, I love these bobble head projects more and more.
Now don't you go telling anyone, but the first grader's projects just might be my favorite. 
 And they were easily the most excited bunch. We started by creating super cities in our 30 minute classes. After they were fired, I dunked them in diluted black tempera paint and the kids added metallic paint on top. We also used clay to create a flying super selfie!
 These were painted with tempera cakes and sealed with sparkle Mod Podge.
Super shields were also created...I cannot wait to share with y'all the details of those projects. But that will have to wait. Thank you so much for letting me share our Superhero portion of the art show!
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1 comment:

  1. wow! it is so beautiful and so artistic. i think kids will like it
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