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
Storybook Slab Boxes
This project was for my Ceramics 1 students in Muskegon. They were learning basic slab building techniques, refining their carving, additive sculpture, and glazing techniques while learning to design boxes that are interesting from all sides (3D design). The students were asked to find their favorite picture books from their childhood and choose an overall shape and designs that would help their audience know what the book was without any words included. It was interesting to see them struggle and then finally triumph over using nonlinguistic symbols and form to help them relay their story.