Our next step with the HWEO Unit, is to make connections with personal experiences, and add some creativity into the fold. Students are now working on remembering their observations of Hundertwasser’s work, thinking about an environment they know, and at the same time, using imagination, to envision a personal expression in the medium of clay. Students have been generating ideas, and observed a demonstration in creating a ceramic relief tile. They are building on joining techniques learned in First Grade (the Four S’s – score, slip, squish, smooth) to add interesting shapes/lines to a clay slab. This is an extremely challenging task for Second Grade and some of the greatest challenges emerge from developing skills in organisation and time management. We enjoy challenge! All Second Grade classes will be involved in ceramic work, over the course of the next week or two and more photos will be posted as the work develops.