The first grade students learned how to paint without using a brush (or fingers). They blew through a straw to move black ink around on the paper in order to create the tree trunks. After the ink dried, the students used brushes to apply red acrylic paint for the cherry blossoms.
The sixth Grade students learned how to create a sturdy coil pot by using the technique of scoring and slipping. After the initial bisque firing, the students glazed the peices in order to create a usable pot.
The sixth Grade students learned about the contemporary artist, Thierry Noir, who risked his life to create paintings on the Berlin Wall in the early 1980's. The students adopted his style of painting, and they created their own paintings inspired by Noir.