Skip to main content


Showing posts from March, 2017

Slice of Cake Art

#Bigartday17 is tomorrow in Texas. We had a big art time making cakes and pie in 5th grade this past 9 weeks. It was fun, it was messy, but I overheard many time, "this is the best project ever!" My inspiration was the lesson that Rita Martin posted on the Art Teacher Facebook page last year. I ordered the claycrete from Amaco that she recommended from School Speciality at the end of last year when I had some money left in my school spending account.  I ordered the large box and had some left over. I have 100 students.  I introduced the lesson using Wayne Thiebaud paintings and this  video .  On day one the students research the pie or cake they wanted to make. They also had to cut out a template from a cereal box that they brought and tape it together.  Use 3M tape, the cheap stuff didn't stay stuck.  I made several templates but a few made their own.  We also referenced this slide from the AOE You can play around with the templat