Friday, 21 August 2009

Art Attack

Our school is holding its first art show on September 1st. Every class has been busy for some time doing our best to have a quality artwork from each student to display. Bravely, or stupidly, I decided to go with clay figurines. Not easy coil pots -but small, fiddly, fragile figurines. My sum total of experience with clay stems from 1969 when I was at High School. A recipe for disaster? Well, no - surprisingly, the class have all made beautiful little shapes, and 20 out of 30 survived being fired in the kiln of a friendly high school. Today they painted their fired pieces (while the other 10 started again, but easier shapes) and I have to say I am really pleased with the result. The theme of the show is "In Your Backyard", and we have a tree house, a tyre swing on a tree, bugs, beetles, a redback spider, a kangaroo (!), a fish, a trampoline, a water feature.....all made in miniature, fired and painted. I'll be taking photos on Monday - I know you can't wait to see them!!


Sorrow said...

YEP! can't wait!

~ Jan ~ said...

I can't wait either! Good for you too as a teacher doing something that you hadn't done for years. As teachers, we all need to get out of our 'comfort box' at times. Kids love clay! :)

martie said...

YEA! Can't wait to see the photos.

And you made my heart sing - to gently push those minds and hands to work with clay! Wonderful!!