2 Class Periods
|Little Clay Owl, Kindergarten Art Lesson|
- Students are introduced to terra cotta (Earth clay). We discuss the colors it can come in and how it smells. We compare and contrast how it is different from playdoh.
- Through follow along demonstration students are instructed on how to create the clay owl.
- Students start by pushing clay flat so it is "pancake" thick.
- Students are then instructed to roll up the sides of the "pancake" to look like a taco shell. Once the shell is created students gently push this flat. This step creates the wings on the owl.
- Students then fold the top part of the clay down to create the head of the owl. Ears are pinched out.
- Last, but not least students add details to the owl using various clay tools.
- The final step is placing a small hole in the back of the piece so it can be hung on the wall at home for display.
|Student adding details to clay owl with drawing tool.|
- When students return to class the owls have been bisque fired.
- We discuss how the clay is different from the first class period.
- Students are given a tour of the kiln. The parts of the kiln and firing process are discussed.
- Students are allowed to paint owl any color they wish using tempera paint.
- An acrylic sealer is sprayed over the owl to prevent the paint from rubbing off.