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Clay Birds with Mentors and Mentees


The wonderful councelors at my school have come up witha  great program this year. They have created a mentor-mentee program in which an adult is paired up with a student in the building and together they participate in activities once a month throughout the year. I was so stoked to have the opportunity to be a part of this and I am absolutely loving the opportunity to get to know a student more! I was really excited when I learned that my music teacher homegirl the fabulous Mrs. Liu also had a mentee. We decided stray from our assigned activities (of course the art teacher and music teacher would be the rebels!) and create somethign with our mentee girls for the holidays. I was inspired by this project from Mrs. Picasso’s Art Room for this littleproject and I must say it turned out great.


We began by rolling slabs out of clay.


Next, we cut out shapes to create the birds bodies and used a variety of fun tools and knick knacks to add texture and visual interest.


Then, we paited our creations with colorful glazes.


When they came out of the kiln they were beautiful!


The last step was to add  string and beads to create a Christmas ornament just in time for winter break 🙂

Happy holidays!

Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

4 thoughts on “Clay Birds with Mentors and Mentees

  1. Awesome! We did a great job on the birds.

  2. those are seriously beautiful.

  3. I love how you added texture. I may have to steal that!
    Mrs. Picasso

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