Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
What we did In art:
We made two objects with clay: a clay animal and a clay bowl.
Things we learned:
A coil is clay rolled out like a rope. We try to keep it evenly thick as we created the coil.
A slab is a piece of clay made flat by pressing it with our hands.
Scoring is using a fork to scratch some rough texture on two pieces that will be attached. The two pieces are attached at the score marks. A little water is added to the score marks to make a quick slip.
Slip is when clay mixes with water to make a thick mud.
Next week I'll include pictures of our clay pieces along with images of the process our clay will be going through from bone dry to firing in the kiln, glazing and more.
Thanks you for turning your child onto art!
Jean Frank Stark
I make art and have taught to children for over 20 years.