Fourth Grade students have been studying the American Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud. We created relief prints of desserts in his style, and then moved on to a three dimensional clay project, concentrating on his cupcakes. We used clay methods of slipping and scoring to attach separate clay pieces, and created a cupcake sculpture that is also a container. A quick shout-out to the great site The Art of Ed for providing a free lesson plan that inspired me to try this with my students!
With the amazing low fire glazes, these cupcakes look real enough to eat! Here is a sneak peek of the sculptures; all will be on display for Zilker's School-wide Art show opening on Friday, April 11th at 6pm!