Meet Mr. Grandville!
January 08, 2016

Meet Mr. Grandville!

In the never-ending quest to find a different and interesting clay project for our advanced eighth-grade art classes, I came across the artist, Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard Grandville (French; 1903–1947). Known as J. J. Grandville, he was a caricaturist whose lithographs made satirical comment about French society and politics of the 1840s. He became popular […]

Clay Flowers Bloom!
January 08, 2016

Clay Flowers Bloom!

This lesson came about partially from my desire for a student-made pot of flowers that wouldn’t fall over. I first had the idea of clay flowers years ago and I finally perfected the lesson for my students. We start with a good-sized portion of lightweight, sturdy air-dry clay for each student (base the amount of […]

Stained Glass in Clay
January 08, 2016

Stained Glass in Clay

I have always liked stained-glass windows, including those in turn-of-the-century craftsman-style houses and Gothic and Renaissance churches. After seeing some bowls with melted glass on Pinterest, I was excited to experiment to see if I could create the stained-glass effect in clay. After testing it out with good results, I knew my students would love the […]

Portrait Vessel from North coast of Peru, Moche culture
January 08, 2016

Portrait Vessel from North coast of Peru, Moche culture

DETAIL: Portrait Vessel. North coast of Peru, Moche culture, A.D. 100–500. Ceramic. From the Pre-Columbian Collection of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. Public domain. Want To Have This Month’s Full-Size Print For Your Classroom? Download a PDF of A&A February 2016 Issue For Only $3