Monday, September 13, 2010

1st Grade- Chihuly

Original Chihuly
Future Chihuly??

I thought that Chihuly's Navajo Cylinders might be a great object for the 1st grader to focus on. We compared Navajo Blankets to the designs fused onto his Cylinders. After drawing some of our own line designs, we made pinch pots (extremely successful this year). I gave each student a tooth pick and had them carve line designs into their clay. I intend to have them use starch and string next, to lay over a painted water bottle, to get a more "Chihuly" looking end result. We'll do this while we wait for the clay to come back out of the kiln.

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