A new quarter began and the 7th and 8th grades first did some designing and making of clay cups with handles and then we plunged into making paper mache bowls. I hope they are having as much fun as I am. Another great group of students to work with!
Not a very complex process. The students ripped paper into strips and then drape them over a bowl form.
Here Korry and Brandon P. are working on their bowls.
Here are the strips ripped up and ready to be applied to the bowl.
Here is a shot of trimming the bowl before the edge is worked into a finished state.
Ripping and dipping paper and slowly a bowl will appear.
Another action shot, I believe this is Ms. Kelie C. working on her bowl.
Another action shot of bowls being assembled. Usually safety glasses are not required for paper mache, but this particular student was taking no chances!
I said I’d put this picture in, here it is!
More bowl assembly.
I believe this is Klaudia and Anna working on their bowls.
Sam works very carefully and his bowl is looking very tight.
John and Alex working on bowls.
Blanca and Caitlyn are doing a great job with their bowls.
Emma and Layla doing some final assembly.
the decorative headgear and safety glasses crack me up Nothing but great groups of students to work with this year.
Over the past few months I’ve had students draw various parts of their house with a focus being on the kitchen. We started with taking measurements and drawing floor plans, then drawing some of the appliances and details particular to their kitchen. This was done while at school we worked on making and drawing various geometric solids. The idea being that learning to draw the solids would make the proper drawing of the kitchen successful.
Trinity did a nice job with her kitchen.
Megan did very well with this shot from above.
All of the pieces look better in real life. I still have trouble getting a good picture of a black and whit line drawing. I need to learn a bit more about photo editing.
The following assignment is just a quick, and hopefully fun, task to help students comprehend fractions. They would probably say they painted in art class today if you were to ask them, and that’s ok, hopefully some would remember the fractions aspect of the session.
Here you can see the upshot of the lesson. Three toppings and each topping broken into their proper fractional expression.
She’s not done yet, but she’s doing a great job.
I love the nice painterly approach of this piece. A real light and not heavily reworked watercolor. Not easy to do. The picture does not do it justice.
Signed, dated, properly done, and all in 30 minutes! She did great!
They have the totals written down and the fractions all written properly, looks great!
This one has bacon!
A nice action shot, another light painterly approach. I try to encourage this sort of thing, but it’s hard for the students not to want to go back in to a watercolor and work it some more.
This pizza is dripping with sauce.
I was in awe of the fact that from the 2nd grade on up the fractions concept was understood by well over half the students on the first presentation of the lesson. Another beautiful job painting in 30 minutes.