8th graders just got their mugs back after they glazed them and they were fired in the kiln. There was much excitement in the art room today!
While we were waiting for the clay to dry, 8th graders investigated the art of mandalas. We did some research into what they are and why they are made. Students watched a short video showing monks making a sand mandala.
Students created their own mandala design using numbers or letters. They worked on showing different values with the colored pencils as well.
8th graders looked at the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for their cupcake mugs. Each student sketched 3 different ideas inspired by creative cupcake designs. Students created their mugs using slabs and then added the frosting design using slabs, coils or pinch pots. We will glaze the mugs later this week!
This group of 8th graders did a great job showing different themes/inspiration on their buildings. We focused on drawing realistic 2 point perspective, creating interesting building design, and coloring creatively.
8th graders have been learning about Wayne Thiebaud and his artwork. He is an American artist who paints landscapes, people, desserts and ordinary objects. He is probably best known for his desserts.
Students are creating their own mug inspired by his cupcakes. They researched some ideas for making a creative cupcake mug and are building their mugs with clay now.
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