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Friday, February 3, 2012

Homeschool Art Class 2/3/2012

Today was the big day in Art Class.  The children we so excited that they would get to use the pottery wheel.  We actually were the only family in the morning art class (hopefully our friends will get well soon!)  so they didn't have to wait long for their turn at the wheel.

First they had to choose their clay, add some water to it to soften it, and work it into a ball.

Lily did not want to play in the clay, she wanted to play with the stuffed animals instead.

Then they each took a turn at the wheel.

After getting the shape they wanted at the wheel, they returned to the table to finish molding and shaping their creations.  They also had a tool that they could use to make a design in the clay.  Nick carved Tim Tebow's name and Chelsea carved Jeremiah 29:11.  Anthony carved a buffalo and Alex and Christian just made squiggles.  The clay will air dry and next week the children will get to paint it.

When we finished with the clay, we did some stamp paintings.  Lily picked out every single pink stamp that was there.  The rest of the children made some really cool paintings using dinosaurs, bugs, alligators, and other stamps.  Instead of taking 14 wet paintings home with us, we left them to dry and puck up next week.

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