Sunday, April 26, 2009

Art and Books...a Creative Combo

Talk about a marathon mural making session! Last Friday, all 64 sixth grade students at Mountain View School in Goleta, built and painted their clay tiles for the annual mural project.
They had been working on their sketches for a couple of weeks and were well prepared for the clay part of this project.
The photos below are works-in-progress, all yet to be fired and glazed, but I couldn't help show off a few. Aren't they fabulous? All are relief tiles and some like the "Rainbow Fish" below really pop out.
I can't wait until the mural is complete. I'll be sure to post the final image.

"Eragon" "Star Girl" "Charlotte's Web"

"Captain Underpants" "Rainbow Fish"


  1. Patty, those are gorgeous! You've got some talented students! What a fun project.

  2. Patty,
    How did the kids go about the process of these designs? Were they favorite books? Did they use cover designs from the books? Do the tiles have unfired glaze on them? They are absolutely beautiful, I'd love to know more about them and I can't wait to see the final product!

  3. Beautiful work! The mural is going to be absolutely stunning!

  4. Wow! Isn't it great when books and art collide? Wonderful work!:) I love your art blog, please stop by too!
    Carly Lennox


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