Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Artist of the Week: Clay

Rebecca by Teckelcar
Rebecca, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's artist is Miss Rebecca. I took this picture at a school event promoting science at the Science Museum of Virginia. Her team did quite well, coming in first in a couple of individual events. The students did games such as flipping a spoon into a cup using another spoon, bouncing a ball into a fish bowl, and constructing a floating tower. The various teams were from different elementary schools in the district with each participating school fielding two teams k-2nd and 3rd-5th. The program is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering. Art, and Math) and the idea behind it is to make science fun,  and it certainly was. A good time was had by all.

On the more artistic front Rebecca has that covered as well. Once again her artwork was selected for exhibit at the school district's festival of Arts and Sciences.

cottage by Teckelcar
cottage, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This year her grade was working with clay. Their primary assignment was to construct a house.Rebecca made a cute little cottage with a small pond in the front yard. It is a small sculpture, not even three inches across. It has a cheerful yellow roof that brings to mind thatching.

It is a cute little button of a house.

Dragon by Teckelcar
Dragon, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
Rebecca also had a second clay sculpture on exhibit. It is an equally small dragon perched on a rock. I'm not sure how many students got to make a second sculpture. I do know there were far fewer of  these when compared to all the houses.

Anyhoo, I really like the dragon, she put a lot of effort into capturing all the details of her creation. I particularly like the dragon's expression. I don't know why I do, just that I like it.

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