An industrious 8th grade student has created a template for all 8th grade art students to use to create a ceramic treasure chest. We have started using the template and it is working very well. After these chests are bisque fired, we will glaze them and take them home!
We are about to begin ceramics. We will be making functional tea pots. Students are designing their own tea pot to be done in the pinch pot and slab rolling method of clay hand building.
We have just finished a lesson for Valentines day. Jim Dine has done a series of hearts on different colorful backgrounds. We mimicked his style of painting for this assignment. The results are colorful and lovely. We said good bye to Ms. Tucker our student teacher from KSU today. We loved having her in the 6th grade class room. Good luck Ms. Tucker!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Dear Dickerson Parents,
Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for ASP for today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. In addition, the district and superintendents office will be monitoring the weather situation and they hope to make a decision regarding tomorrow by 10 pm this evening. Please stay tuned.
Dr. Carole Brink
Principal, Dickerson Middle School
We started our ceramics unit today. Clay was rolled into 1/4 in. slabs. Students used templates to cut the pieces of the cake slice they will be making. These will be assembled starting tomorrow. Details will be added this week as these will be cake slices that open and close. Finally, they will be glazed using low fire ceramic glazes.
We finished making our fruit/vegetable out of clay. These were made into boxes that open and close. The clay pieces will air dry and be fired in the kiln. The last step is to glaze the boxes.
We are finishing up our abstract “Highraff drawings.” Our next assignment will take a while to complete. We will be creating a cartoon character and putting that character into a comic strip. Finally, we will be creating the character out of clay. The final step will be to glaze the bisque fired character.
Today we finish our marble perspective project. We will be working in our sketchbooks the rest of this week. On Monday, you will receive a new schedule for Connections.
This is the last week of quarter 1 art. We will finish the “Day of the Dead ” project and move on to one last project. The Day of the Dead project is due on Thursday, the 5th of October.
This is the last week of quarter 1, art. We will be finishing the oil pastel project as well as glazing the pumpkins just out of the kiln. If the pumpkins do not get fired until late in the week, you may stop by next week during Connections to pick up your pumpkin. Thank you for a great first quarter!