"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

O'Keeffe Flower Bowls

4th graders learned about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe in art class. We looked at lots of examples of her artwork, mainly looking at her flower paintings. I taught the students how to create a slump mold using a plastic bowl and a rolled out slab of clay. They then had to choose what types of petals they wanted- pointed or rounded. They had to create some sort of raised texture within their flower as well using clay coils, and they also had to have a center to their flower. When it came time to paint, we discussed color theory and schemes. They learned how to make tints and they also learned what colors would look good together. They turned out great and we finished them just in time for Mother's Day!

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