January 10, 2011

Clay Owls

The 1st Graders made these colorful owls inspired by the simple sculptures of Henry Moore. If there is anything I've learned since becoming an art teacher 5 years ago, it's that kids-love-clay! They loved squishing and pinching and carving and poking and smooshing and pounding their clay into these totally unique owls. After they were fired, they painted them using Tempera. To seal in the paint and give them a sheen, they painted over their sculpture with Mod Podge.