Thursday, February 26, 2015


Who doesn't love a good cupcakeAfter studying works of Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud and using chalk pastels to create highlights and shadows (previous post) third graders worked to create 3-D cupcake boxes. 

The cupcakes were created using different hand-building techniques. All the cupcake bottoms were shaped using the pinch pot method, while the tops were made using the pinch or the coil method. Cherries were attached with scoring and slipping. After the bisque firing, color and details were added using tempera paint, Finally, a gloss coat of acrylic sealer was added to  give the frosting a yummy shine.

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