Jan 28, 2015

Ming Vases


Year 5 made these Ming Vase arrangements by closely following Miriam Paternoster's fantastic art lesson found here – I had been waiting for ages to try this project with a class! The only change worth mentioning is that I gave the students a variety of vase outlines to trace instead of drawing their own. This saved some time as it's a relatively time consuming, but engrossing project : )


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  1. Gorgeous work! I like the different backgrounds as well.

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    1. Thanks Mary : )
      In a fairly specific lesson like this I still like to try and give them the opportunity to differentiate their art, hence the background variations...

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  2. These look great. I want to try out this lesson this year as well. Awesome work!

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  3. I can see why you were keen to try this out. It is very affective. Also those who are skilful are rewarded with extra beautiful work.

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, good to hear from you : )

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  4. Hi Joe
    I have often looked at your blog for inspiration - thank you for sharing your ideas and lessons. I did a version of your ming vases with my yr 4s and it was really successful.

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    1. Thanks Maggie, that's great to hear : )

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  5. Hi Joe,
    I did a similar lesson based on Miriam's blog as well. I did it with my 2nd grade students and linked it to symmetry. I had them fold their paper in half and draw half of a vase shape on the folded edge, then cut out the vase shape. Then color with blue oil pastel, paint over with white paint, then etch out their designs. We made sure our designs showed symmetry on the vases. I will post pictures on my blog soon! www.wesbmsart.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks Mrs Erb and go 2nd Grade! : )

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  7. You did it! Amazing work! Thank for linking me and for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you for the inspiration! : )

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