What did the art students at Washington Episcopal do this winter? Moroccan-inspired tiles! Grade three was inspired by the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen and also spent time learning about different types of symmetry.
The students started by learning how to roll clay through a slab roller, then cutting their tiles out to the desired size and shape. Once their tiles were ready, they were fired to harden them and prepare them for painting.
The next step was painting the tiles using blue symmetrical designs. The students learned about different types of symmetry, such as bilateral symmetry and radial symmetry, and were encouraged to incorporate these concepts into their designs. Some students chose to create intricate geometric patterns, while others created more abstract designs.
After the tiles were painted, they were fired again to set the paint and create a beautiful glossy finish. The students were thrilled to see their finished products, which were perfect for giving as a holiday or Christmas gifts to loved ones.
Not only did this project provide a fun and engaging way for students to learn about art and culture, but it also helped them develop important skills such as hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and creativity.
Overall, the Moroccan-inspired tile project was a huge success and a great way to celebrate the winter season. Who knows, maybe this project will inspire some students to explore the world of art and culture even further!
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