CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio
CBMS Choice-Based Art Studio

Monday, September 20, 2010

CLAY at last!

All classes are now elbow deep in the joy of clay. Most have had introductions or refreshers on hand-building techniques, and as of tomorrow, each class will have access to the two new potter's wheels we are test-driving in the studio.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Studio Ramps Up

5th grader "H" works in the collage center

At the start of school, the studio comes back to life, one studio “center” at a time. For new studio-users, this means getting instruction about what to find in each center, how to care for the tools, materials, references and resources found there, and how to clean-up.

"W" mixes colors and begins a large tempera painting

What kind of paint is there at the painting center? Can we use the big brushes? Where do I put my painting when I am done? Systems and routines are established so that the studio can run efficiently and students can function autonomously.

For students returning to the art studio from last year, there is review of expectations and a highlighting of changes. What is the same and what is new?

Watercolor sets, liquid watercolor and liquid tempera are available in the painting center. Later we will add acrylic, gouache, oil paint and India ink.

Midway through the second week of school, there are four centers up and running- Drawing, Painting, Collage and Sculpture, and one reoccurring question:When will the Clay Center open?