Thursday, January 6, 2011

4th grade Kente Clothe Inspired Reductive Prints

Students in 4th grade really focused on the repetition of Kente Clothe, pattern, and radial symmetry. Students designed wonderful images and then repeated to create four equal images. These images where first printed with a single color, students then went back and reduced the plate to add contrast, and then printed with a second color. Printing methods were also learned in this activity.

1st grade Clay PInch Pot Diyas

First Graders completed Pinch Pot Diyas. A diya is a vessel that holds oil and a wick for the Indian Celebration Diwali. Diwali is called the festival of lights, and is celebrated in October or November. Students used the pinching technique to form their Diyas, and then glazed them.