September 30-October 4, 2013

Students started to learn the technique of coiling. To best show this, students are asked to make a tiki lantern that is entirely constructed from coils but must be five inches in diameter and nine inches in height. Students will learn to blend coils together to make a seamless surface and then cut through the cylinder and attach facial features like noses and eyebrows. Unlike the previous assignment, students were required to sketch a rough draft of what they wanted their pieces to look like. These were signed by the teacher to prove they had been seen. My mentor teacher and I decided that a part of the student’s grade would be having the rough draft at the time of grading. I thought this would be beneficial to see what the students started with and how they resolved problems they encountered. My mentor teacher, kept many of the examples of these tiki lanterns so the students could be inspired by how to design them. I also encouraged students to look up pictures online of tiki heads or masks. When creating the design, students must be sure to have five different aspects of their piece. There must be a forehead with design, eyes, a nose, a mouth, and a chin with design. (Photos will be attached along with the lesson instruction)

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One thought on “September 30-October 4, 2013

  1. I’ll be anxious to see the photos on your blog, as well as in person. It must be fun to see the students’ creativity emerge. How often do they deviate from their rough drafts to final design? Do you have a unit plan you can attach to a blog? What standards are attached to the project?

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