Art Lessons with Renee Smith,Pinch Pot Animals

Unit: Ceramics

Learning Goal: Produce a work of art through clay that utilizes additive/subtractive techniques.

Art Vocabulary: additive & subtractive shown visually with pinching techniques.

Additive is adding on and subtractive is taking away.


VA.1.C.1.In.a Create visual imagery and symbols to convey personal interests. VA.1.C.1.Pa.a Attend to visual or tactile imagery and symbols that convey personal interest. VA.1.C.2.In.b Use various media or techniques to create artwork. VA.1.C.2.Su.b Explore various media or techniques used to create artwork.

Art Lesson with Renee Smith, Jewelry Design with Clay.

Unit of Work:  Ceramics

Learning Goal: Produce a work of art through clay that utilizes pinch forms.

VA.K.S.3.1: Develop artistic skills through the repeated use of tools, processes and media.e.g.,media-specific techniques,eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills.

Underlined & enlarged  Vocabulary used this week: VOCAB UNITS: COURSE OUTLINE: KINDERGARTEN -Line, thick, thin, straight, curvy, broken, geometric shapes, square, circle, triangle, oval, texture, rough, smooth, pattern, good craftsmanship, color wheel, primary colors Realism, Abstract, portrait, tearing, folding, cutting, bending, pinch, photography, camera, computer, iPad, clay, kiln, fire, prints, mixed media, fiber, weave, collage, color wheel

The quietest tables tracking the teacher will receive the clay first.

You have 3 things to do in today’s class (K are fast workers to show them quickly what to do after each thing right away so they do not get out of their seats).

Play, then replay the video how to as I go around and…

Art Lessons with Renee Smith, Ceramics plates with design.

Flying High Themed Plates, Ceramics Unit: Ceramics Learning Goal: Produce a work of art through clay that utilizes complex forms and glazing techniques. 3rd Grade Art Vocabulary: The vocabulary words used in today’s lesson underlined on poster in class: Add low relief. Depth, symmetry, two-dimensional, positive space, negative space, intermediate colors, low relief, glaze, printing plate, multiple images, brayer, apps (digital visual art application), copyright laws. Low relief definition:Relief, ( from Italian relievare: “to raise”) also called relievo, in sculpture, any work in which the figures project from a supporting background, usually a plane surface. Reliefs are classified according to the height of the figures’ projection or detachment from the background. In a low relief, or bas-relief (basso-relievo), the design projects only slightly from the ground and there is little or no undercutting of outline

Play then replay the how to video I made as you first model with the video…

Stay United in Much Needed PRAYer:

PRAY 1st song as listen & Unite in PRAYer,amen.
Stay United in Praying Yohan/John 17: 15 (protection from the evil one) & Verse 21 (for US to remain in Him, the Vine & WE the branches), and His Invisible Holy Spirit in Us (the part of EMily Renee Smith that's in Heaven even though I'm hoping she'll be in America when I get there).SO the WOrld (Cambodia & those around US) may desire to know the HOPEwithin US. In YEASU/JESUS MIGHTY NAME< amen.
10 sec. video of our families ministry to the poor beloved friends & brethren here. Pray for them. of the in the video.
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Ninja Warrior Moments & Israelite History Reflections

Ninja Warrior Moments  & Israelite History Reflections
with Renee

Set the scene. We are living in Cambodia and I go on the back of Tiger driving the motobike, we get there and I see a high schooler in year 10, same year as my daughter, waiting at the gate for his friend. Then I see it on the way to the front door stairs. It looks like I can swing from the hanging rope swing from the balcony.   We had just watched ninja warriors the night before and women were competing. I grab the swing, bringing my knees into my chest for the abs move and, SLAM! On my back for a whole minute in shock, until Rachel Saunders comes out, looks down at my lying there in her cute apron, and I hobble up acting like it doesn't hurt. I have a bruised coccyx (tailbone). It is swollen and sore now, three days afterward during Khmer New Year holiday then right into Easter/Resurrection Day.  This is the preface to my next blog. Yes, I needed encouragement and still do because the pain is not over with yet…