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Learning to glaze our clay sculptures With Elaine Lim-Newton

This week we will begin to colour our clay sculptures with coloured slips and under glazes. Coloured slips  are made up of various ingredients including clay with strong colour stains added, they usly come in various light shades or colours where as under glazes can be very bright.

Here’s a tutorial on how to decorate a piece that I will be showing the children…



  



  



Every Child is an Artist: Inspiration for our clay sculptures with Elaine lim-Newton

Inspiration for our clay totem sculptures that we are creating have come from a whole variety of sources:

We have explored  a wide range of wonderful sealife creatures as seen in coral reef communities….

A bright and interesting coral reef.
A bright and interesting coral reef.
Here are some pieces inspired by coral reefs and sea life creatures...
Here are some pieces inspired by coral reefs and sea life creatures…

We looked at my own ceramic sculptures that are inspired by natural forms such as flowers and cacti…

A sculpture called 'Biome'
A sculpture called ‘Biome’

And other artists that liked natural forms…

Alexis Rago sculpture in clay
Alexis Rago sculpture in clay

Also various artists from around the world that create totem sculptures.

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We were also inspired by the Artist Anthony Gormley and his artwork ‘The Field’. With our  mini me sculptures we will create our very own community  which will be displayed around the school in unexpected places…

Our growing community of mini me's
Our growing community of mini me’s currently drying in my studio…
Anthony Gormley's the 'Field'
Anthony Gormley’s the ‘Field’

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We explored textures and patterns through drawings and then learnt how to translate these onto our own clay sculptures…

Researching and drawing patterns and textures...
Researching and drawing patterns and textures…
Textures and pattern makers
We used professional ceramic tools and lots of interesting found objects to create the different textures and patterns in our sculptures.
A close up of our work...
A close up of our work…

We have also began to explore how our finished totem sculptures may look through detailed design drawings…

Learning to design the totem poles
Learning to design the totem poles

 

Creating with clay!

Hello! i am Elaine Lim-Newton, i am a sculpture artist who mainly works with clay. As part of the Every Child is an Artist Project i will be working with years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 to experience and make our own fantastic sculptures in clay using lots of different techniques.

We will be making sculptures in a variety of clays, sizes and shapes and colour them with bright clay slips ( runny coloured clay) and shiny glazes. The finished sculptures will be exhibited in a fantastic final event and hopefully be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.

The theme for this term is community so over the last two weeks we have been exploring this theme through drawings and designs. and creating our own 2d totems from the drawings.

We have also been introduced to clay, and have learnt how to prepare it and experiment with textures and mark making with lots of different tools and collected items.

 

Bug hotel by patrick

Together we made a fantastic 5🌟 bug hotel.Half way trough building our hotel we had thousands of customers that wanted to go inside.we made a waiting room for all the worms,ladybugs and insects.finally we finished our bug hotel and let the bugs make there way in.It was a exiting and great day making our bug hotel.our class loved making the hotel.😃 !

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Museum of Fun TV Adverts

In literacy we have been reading an e-book ‘The Museum of Fun’. The museum wasn’t attracting sufficient visitors so we were asked to create adverts to persuade more people to visit. Which advert do you think is the most persuasive? Please add comments to help us improve our performances.

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Our super space trip!!!!! By huzaifah

On Wednesday 25th of January 2015 we went to the national space centre
And learnt all about the universe. As soon as we got there they showed us this cinema place which was epic ,because the roof (was a dome) and the walls were screens, a short movie came on all about space and it was from an astronauts view so it was like we were in space going super fast in a awesome rocket!!!!

We even got to go on our very own space mission to launch a probe into a comet, I was In charge of isolation.since nobody had found this comet before we named it after our school ‘oasis academy’.

Are space trip in Leicester Michael

On Wednesday the 26th we went on a trip to Leicester space centre it was a one hour drive there but when we got there it was massive there was a great big rocket tower the woman who talked to us she said there is 144 stairs to get to the top of the space centre . We watched a little movie all about space also the wall was a movie screen the movie told us all about space . We had to do a space mission and I was the navigator .

The amazing trip to the National Space Centre.

Once we went inside there it was incredible. We went searching around there and trying to completing the sheet that the Teachers gave.It was incredible and extremely massive.We also saw the Rocket and we also went in the lift and it was like shaking all of us around.At the end we swapped groups around and then, we had to pretend that we were really going in space , so I was the Life support, there were also the Medical, Navigation,Probe and that’s it.!

5S Space Stars

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Class 5S had a brilliant time at The National Space Centre in Leicester. Watch our videos showing our mission into space to discover a brand new comet.
The first video shows the mission’s medical team at work.

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The second clip shows how the comet was discovered and named.

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Finally we show our success at firing a probe at the comet to take scientific samples.

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