Students helped identify clay within the compound. After adding water we began to experiment with its properties. Using a rain gutter as our work bench, students began by each making a simple pinch pot.
Students learn about pattern and lettering as they each design unique letters. They then scrambled them with others to form different words on a giant collage.
Students brought fabric and used stones, rope and local dyes to each complete an original Tie and Dye.
Students work in and outside of class to complete their self portraits. Once completed, they use hairspray as a impromptu fixative.
Clare adds final touches on her self portrait. At 12 years old, she is able to understand and render many difficult techniques.
After other students traveled home for their mid-term break in late May, Clare stayed behind and worked on a large scale grid self-portrait using various types of charcoal. A talented girl with an extraordinary gift of both creativity as well as determination lead her to work straight for hours each day on this piece.
With encouragement, materials, and time Clare continues to show her potential.
Each student received a printed copy of the self portraits taken previously. They learned how to use a grid technique to accurately enlarge their portraits with charcoal pencils.