BIAA Painting With Clay Class 2 of 4

Today we attended the second of four classes in this series at the Butler called “Painting With Clay”. Last week, the kids sketched designs in a large coloring-book style and then traced them onto cardboard pieces. This week, they have started “painting” them in with non-hardening modeling clay.

I was finally allowed to see O8’s drawing, which is of a rabbit and some carrots next to a pond.



Painting with clay

After class, we had lunch at the park with some friends, then headed over to Spanish class at 2 Bisous.


BIAA Painting With Clay Class 1 of 4

Today we attended our first art class for the fall season at the Butler. This series is called “Painting With Clay”. The students will draw a design, trace it onto a base board, and then use modeling clay (sculpey) to “paint” the design. Because they will be using clay, Mrs. George encouraged them to draw large, coloring-book-style pictures that could be easily filled with the bulky medium.


Both girls drew rabbits in their designs.  O8 said I was not allowed to see hers yet, but S10 was eager to show hers off.

Art class-painting with clay

Afterwards, we went to our first Spanish class at 2 Bisous, a new language studio that just opened a town over. The kids learned about Day of the Dead and the parts of the face in Spanish.

Spanish class


Clay Relief Masterpieces Class 3

Today we had our third of four “Clay Relief Masterpieces” classes at the Butler.

The kids worked on the clay reliefs and mostly finished them today.

S8’s Renoir:

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O7’s Picasso:

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They had a little extra time, so they each got to make a second clay relief of whatever they wanted. Mrs. George had them sketch in soft pencil, then they transferred their designs to a clay slab.

O7 did the ubiquitous Hello Kitty:

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S8 did a beach scene. The sign, which is intentionally cut off, says “Retro is My Style”. Here is her sketch:

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Here it is transferred onto the clay:

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They will paint their clay reliefs next week, after they’ve had a chance to dry.

After class ended, the kids drew on the chalkboard while we adults chatted.

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S8 has some pretty strong opinions about art class, apparently.

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Even the reticent O7 joined in the writing fun.

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In the evening, we attended our regular gymnastics class at OGI.