Looking forward to a fantastic year at VRES
Fifth graders learned about the history of Appalachian Face Jugs. These Jugs were constructed in the southern United States to hold medicine and other materials. The “silly” face was meant to scare away children so they were not tempted to … Continue reading
Fifth graders created these amazing castle sculptures after learning several clay techniques. To begin, students were given a slab of clay- which is a flat piece of clay. They used clay tools to subtract windows and doors, making sure to save their extra clay for details like drawbridges and moats.
After the basic shape was determined, students formed their slabs into cylinders and welded the seam. They incised bricks/stones onto the surface to make their castles more realistic.
We fired the finished sculptures and then they used black, white, and silver colors to paint their castles.
Great job 5th grade!
Our annual Art Walk is this Thursday, June 12th, from 5:00-7:00pm. Students have worked so hard preparing artwork for this exhibit. Please bring the whole family as artwork from grades K-6th will be represented. There will also be ice cream served in the cafeteria. Yum!
The image above is a sneak peak from one of our sculpture displays……How cool are these 1st grade donuts?
I hope to see you there!
We just wrapped up a challenging unit on stitchery! Stitchery in the elementary art room includes using several yarn/needle techniques on a piece of burlap, or in some cases- a loom. Second grade created a butterfly. Third graders made weavings on a cardboard loom. Fourth grade created circle weavings on a paper plate loom (not pictured). Fifth grade stitched animals on burlap. And sixth graders are still working hard on their coil baskets. I can’t wait to share images of those!!!!
Great job overcoming this difficult media!!