Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Clay Tile Mural, Part 1
I have been incredibly busy lately. This year, I have decided to create a clay tile mural with my fifth graders. I have never done something like this, and it is quite an undertaking. I have about 130 fifth graders and each one is creating one tile out of clay. The first step was to have my students create their tiles. This mural will be in the style of Keith Haring, so each student created a tile of a person in motion.After creating the tile, I had my students glaze them. Amazingly, this was the hardest part for my students. They struggled to paint the sides and small spaces neatly. If I do this project again someday, I may have them do an underglaze instead. These have not been fired in the kiln yet. I can't wait to see what they look like finished. Eventually, these tiles will be permanently installed on the wall in our cafeteria. This is my first time attempting a project like this. It would have been impossible for me to do without the help of Deep Space Sparkle. She has a wonderful Booklet that you can purchase which explains the entire process of creating a mural like this.