Observations from an Art Teacher. This blog is meant as a resource to share successful lessons, classroom management tricks as well as any other revelations that may occur during the course of a school day. There are also postings now and then that involve assignments for my Walden courses, Master of Education, Integrating Technology K-12.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
These tiles were created by my Ceramics 2 students at Reeths-Puffer High School in Muskegon. The project included creating a tale to illustrate. They learned about David Stabley's style and tried to recreate their designs mimicking his characteristics. They had objects that broke the picture plane, used additive sculpture to create the foreground and subtractive to create the background. They were also challenged to incorporate different textures and patterns. The bisqued tiles were painted black and antiqued with metallic rub on glazes. This was a new twist to the ordinary glazing techniques we had previously studied and the students were excited to try something new.