May 28, 2015
We are learning about the 3 S’s when joining pieces of clay together- SCORING#, SLIP, SMOOTH.
Foundation- We are creating garden creatures in terracotta clay- pinch pots & coils.
Grade 1/2- We are making kimono or samurai cats using stoneware clay- 2 pinch pots joined together. Coils for details- eg.
Working with clay!
tails, arms & samurai swords.
Grade 3/4- We are investigating the concept of well-being by creating a sculpture that represents an aspect of one of the 4 components of well-being- Physical, Social, Mental, Environmental. Choice of terracotta or stoneware. Use of pinch pots, slabs and coils.
May 27, 2015
For the rest of the term, Foundation students will be learning to say the colours in Japanese.
Here is a vocab list to help at home.
Aka – red
Ao – blue
Orenji – Orange
Pinku – Pink
Murasaki – Purple
Midori – green
Kiiro – yellow
Shiro – white
Kuro – black
Chairo – brown
May 4, 2015
Thanks to the students that participated in creating this display during art lessons and art club just in time for Japanese Children’s Day.
Traditionally children make Koi Carp Kites in Japan. We have done a mini-version for our school display.
You can view it in the foyer on the school by the staffroom.
A special thanks to Tanya and Diana for helping me to put it together.