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Our Pet Mice!

We read the novel, Happy Mouseday by Dick King-Smith. We wanted to have our own pet mouse so we made one out of clay! Check them out…..      

Pig in the Pond

Senior Infants have been reading the story, The Pig in the Pond.  It is a very funny story, especially the part where Neligan(the farmer), jumped into the pond with all the animals! We also made a pig and a pond out of clay with Ms McKirdy.   We let them dry and then we painted them. Mrs Nairn brought in some moss and we put our clay creations
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Snowmen During art we made clay snowmen. We waited a week for the clay to dry then painted them and added eyes, noses, mouths and buttons. Some of us then added a scarf.   This is a video of what our snowmen looked like when they were finished:

Photo shoot

We were invited to a photo shoot in the Sligo Education Centre. Only four children could go so we picked two girls and two boys out of a hat. We had to bring our art project with us. The photographer’s name was Bernie, we had great fun trying to get good shots of our sculptures.  There were five other schools there too.  We looked
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Our visit to Breeogue Pottery

Last Thursday we went on a bus to visit Breeogue Pottery. It is very close to our school. Grainne showed us around her studio. We saw the two kilns that Grainne used for our sculptures and pots. Grainne made a bowl and a vase while we were there. It was fascinating to watch Grainne make these items from clay! Grainne then showed us how to glaze
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Our Coil Pots

Check out our coil pots! Grainne put our pots into the kiln after we glazed them. We think they are lovely! Grainne said that they were so good that she could sell them in her shop!

Clay Workshops

We have been very busy! We used megalithic tombs and megalithic art as inspiration for our project. We enjoyed our visit to Carrowmore Tombs and we also researched Newgrange and the Turoe Stone in Galway. We then came up with a plan for our project. We decided to make eight stone like structures out of clay. We thought we could arrange them in a
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We glazed our Coil Pots!

We have a new artist working with us on our Crafted Project, her name is Grainne Callery. Grainne and her husband Tom have their own pottery studio called Breeogue Pottery Callery Ceramics, see their website:http://www.calleryceramics.com. Grainne showed us how to glaze our coil pots and we used different coloured glazes to decorate our pot! We really enjoyed our workshop. Grainne is going to put
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Clay Masks

We created clay masks a while ago. When they were dry we painted them using metallic paints. We then each took a digital picture of our own mask using the class digital camera. We hope you like them.

First and Second Class Coil Clay Pots!

We started our CraftEd project with Kim Sharkey! We visited Carrowmore and we looked at the tombs.  We decided to make coil clay pots using different types of clay.  The people who lived 6,000 years ago used clay pots for lots of things. Kim showed us lots of different types of clay and some of her own pieces that she had made.  We thought they were
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