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
Pinch pot whistles
This is a fan favorite! I have done this project with middle school and high school students. The students learn the basic properties of clay along with pinch building, additive sculpture, and carving while creating a functional piece of art. After learning the components of the whistle and where they MUST be placed in order for the whistle to work, the students were challenged to design a creature whistle that seamlessly integrated the whistle parts into the design. After hearing the first whistle come to life, the rest of the class is off to the races. This one is a keeper!