Thursday, 27 March 2014

Clay day.

Clay/WeetBix Tryathlon
WALT: share an experience with an audience
Success Criteria:
Share an experience so that someone else feels as thought they are experiencing it with you.
Share what you learnt
Share what you would do differently next time

Today was the day when some of the kids in the school did the Weetbix triatholon. The rest of the school had an art day. We made things out of clay, a lady called Ray came and told us about clay. She was an amazing artist. Then we went to our buddys (Sonita's class) and got ready to do some art.
We were told some things that we had to make such as, something you have always wanted, a stone and a toy you had when you were a baby. I made an owl, a stone with lots of patterens and creveases and a Maisy Mouse

We had a lump of clay. Then we each cut a piece off with a piece of fishing wire. Next we put four lines on top of our clay and cut through the first line. We moulded it into our minitures and used vinegar to attach bits onto other pieces. We did the same thing with the rest of the clay. We were given instructions for how to care for our clay at home.

Here are a picture of the instructions and a picture of some of my sulputures. I learnt that if you make a pit and check with the fire men that it is safe then you can put clay pots and things at the bottom. Then if you put leaves and dry cow and sheep pats on top and set fire to it, you get pretty coloured pots at the bottom.  

I think next time I will change the way I made my Maisy Mouse because parts of her keep falling off.

I think I achieved the success criteria because I explained what happened and I said what I learnt and what I would do different next time.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Ana! What a great description of our day together. What did you learn about working with clay? What advice would you give to someone who has never used clay before?