Thursday, March 29, 2012


 After practicing some handbuilding techniques with modeling clay, we are starting to work with the "real thing." The students are so excited when they walk into the art room and the tables are blanketed in canvas. Whispers of "Yay!" can be heard.

Following a brief history of face jugs in the South, we start by building a covered coil pot. Face Jug Video

Next, students are taught to score and slip to
join the details to the pot shape.
Then, the real fun begins as each student
adds personality to his or her own work.

  Broken plates are used to add teeth.
I will post again when these are fired and finished.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspired Abstractions

Who inspires you?
We were inspired by the works of Jacob Lawrence. He saw beauty and honor in the hardworking people of his New York City neighborhood of Harlem. We thought about the hardworking people that we know and were inspired by what they do for us and others. Third grade students abstracted figures to create simplified shapes and used Lawrence's palette of mostly primary colors and neutrals. 


Police Officer

Computer Technician (sign of the times :)

Friday, March 2, 2012


 Special thanks to OCAF for once again sponsoring the Oconee County Youth Art Month Show.

At a reception March 1st, young artists from all the public and private schools were able to share their talents with friends, family, and the community.

The show runs through March 30th
with gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday
 10AM - 4PM
34 School St. in Watkinsville.