Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Winter!

We haven't had much snow in Massachusetts, but that didn't stop first grade from making snowmen.  First graders learned new vocabulary such as sphere, cube, cone, and sculpture as we discussed the element of art, form.  The students formed their clay pieces and attached them using the score and slip method.  Once the snowmen came out of the kiln they were painted and twig arms glued in place.  A coat of Mod Podge was applied along with glitter that sparkles like snow in the sun.  The students choose a scarf for their snowman to keep him, or her warm. In these photographs the snowmen are displayed with paper bag tree sculptures.

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