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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Van Gogh Inspired Coiled Sunflower Pots

Love this project! Our school does not have a kiln, HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that the students don't get to experience some kind of clay!
So this year I tried to order some more Crayola Model Magic, for the younger grades.
In our Art classroom we have a "Picasso Points Chart" where they earn points for following the rules and for remembering facts about each specific project/lesson. When they reach "20" points they get to vote for a reward.. 10 minute game time, sit next to a friend, music during student time(studio time), or a clay project. If they don't vote for it, I still will try to have a least all of 2nd grade complete a project in clay or 3-D project.

So some classes did a 2-D project of Van Gogh's sunflowers in Oil Pastel.
Other classes, learned how create a coiled vessel, attach "petals" and "leaves", and then allowed them to dry.

The next class, they added tempura paint to make the coiled vessels look more like a bright sunflower.
Last step, paint on a glossy glue/modge podge/ shiny finish.

Check them out!!

Can't wait to come up with some more clay lesson ideas!


  1. Happy to have discovered your blog! These sinflowers are cute and breath some unexpected new life into Van Gogh's sunflowers. Happy art adventures this summer.

  2. thank you for checking out the blog!!

  3. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  4. It's great to see the old sunflowers done with an original approach. Excellent! I'd love you to visit me at Dream Painters :)