We are starting clay this week! 5th grade students looked at the work of James DeRosso and watched a short video about his design thinking process (below). Then they started to sketch out their own ideas for their monster using one of two formats of a pinch pot. Either the opening of the pinch pot will be the mouth of their monster or the base.
6th graders are starting clay as well, this year we are doing the cake slices again based of the work of Wayne Thiebaud. Students were challenged to tell me something about themselves using their design. We will be working with slabs of clay to create our cake slices then adding the details with scratch and attach. Students are VERY excited to start this project!