February 16, 2017

Clay Bridge Relief: 4th Grade

In our curriculum, we have 4th Grade creating clay facades.  Though I like this project...the past few years I've tweaked it a bit. I've been leaning more toward structure...using Monet's bridge & Egyptian Curtain by Matisse as inspiration.  Since we are doing nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and fables this 9 weeks...and my students have been doing bridges for The 3 Billy Goat's Gruff....I decided to have them create a bridge with a landscape background.  They are doing a pretty good job.  Sometimes it is hard to transfer the concept of 2-D into a 3-D Relief.  We also are pulling concepts/techniques from each of their clay projects they've done K-3rd as well: Texture, Coil, Addition, Subtraction. Here are a few of the results in progress.

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