Thursday, November 18, 2010

...more Auction Projects

Second Grade Cross

This beautiful cross looks like etched silver.....but its not. Second graders created these clay tiles using the bottoms of their shoes for the texture. We then fired the tiles and painted them black and accented the design with silver. Thank you Mr. Taylor for making the wood cross. The tiles were then attached to the cross and each student signed their name to this lovely work of art.













This is the 5th graders auction project. Isn't it a masterpiece? We used the theme "the sun, the moon and the stars" . Each student created a design and embossed the design on a piece of thin copper. They then painted vaseline wherever they wanted the design to shine. Each student used liver of sulphur to patina the metal. The final step was buffing the metal with ultra fine steel wool. Thanks to Mrs Rulison and her father for creating the frame and putting the mirror inside of it for us. This collective work of art is truly extraordinary.

These projects will be auctioned off this Saturday at the Fall Extravaganza.

2 comments:

jackie said...

Mrs. Jamieson, I would love to talk with you about your copper foil mirror that was done in 2010 for a 5th grade auction project. We are working on something similar and have some questions on the foil tile application.

suzanne nelson said...

Jackie (above) - how did your mirror turn out? we are thinking of doing this for our art auction in the spring but wasn't sure. Where did you get the copper squares?