Every student artist looks forward to the opening of the clay center and the 3rd graders are the first ones to be introduced to the center. This is the first center where the student's have the oppurtunity to create 3-dimentional artwork. Having worked mostly in 2-D, some students have a difficult time adjusting to creating forms and start by making flat objects. But soon the clay starts smooshing between hands and there is no turning back.
Students learn many different ways of building with clay: hand, slab, and coil are our starters. We learn about what clay is, where it comes from, the process of firing, and the very important method of attaching clay. I can't wait to see what these all turn into!
The adventures in the classroom of a first year art teacher, read more HERE