Paul is an intermediate student. For as long as we have been working with clay, Paul has this thing for going big with the clay. Well, he surprised me with just how big he wanted to go. During our animals morphing unit, Paul decided to turn a wolf into a tiger. I said okay. He started working and next thing I knew, he sculpted this huge paw. It was downhill from there...or should I say uphill. He continues to build it higher everyday. We have since set up his own table to work at. On it we traced the round kiln shelf so he knew the width and depth dimensions he has to stay in. He is also quite aware of the height restrictions. I am quite impressed with Paul. I don't know how we are going to get his dog into the kiln, but that is something we will figure out when the time comes. So far Paul's clay use has exceeded 50 pounds. I made Paul promise that his next project would be small.
Mrs. Barnett, Art Teacher Extraordinaire. But really, the students create the awesomeness on this page.
The Living Painting Experiment
The living painting is a 36"X40" canvas that the students are free to work on and add to as they have extra paint or are finished with their work. The work will continue to evolve as students add and cover.