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Textured Clay Fish Grade 4

Fourth graders practiced drawing fish and fish parts before creating a template for their clay piece.  They rolled out a slab of clay, placed their template on top, then used a fettling knife to trim away excess clay.  Students were instructed to use tools and found objects to press in contrasting textures.  The fired fish were painted using a limited palette of metallic acrylic paints.








Aztec Suns

Aztecs considered gold the sweat of the gods.  Second graders created these Aztec suns from slabs of clay.  Scraps were used to form the facial features.  Metallic gold tempera gave the suns their brilliant sheen.