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!
Tonight is our annual Westfield Pyramid Art Show!!! This is a great exhibit showcasing area elementary schools, and our middle and high school. I cannot wait for the community to see the wonderful work created by our young artists.
See you tonight!