Wonders of the Natural World
This week artists created works of art prompted by their knowledge of sea life, animals of the wild and plant life.
As a prompt for our first project we discussed various forms of sea life. Afterwards artists sketched a fishbowl shape on card stock which was cut and placed on top of a slab of clay. With a pencil students traced the pattern cutting through the clay as they went. An assortment of ocean dwelling creatures were built from clay scraps, then scored, slipped and squished to the fishbowl. The fishbowls were set aside to dry then fired in my kiln.
During our next class the artists painted their fishbowls with pottery glaze and their artwork was fired once again.
The fishbowls in their finished state look absolutely adorable.
The artist's bisque garden markers sketched, painted, fired in my kiln and ready for a garden.
Inspired by Eli Halpin Paintings
|Eli Halpin - Three Goats|