Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Princess of Polka Dots!

My K, 1st, and 2nd grade art students are knee deep in our 3D clay unit. It is a fun time and the students are really enjoy it. Right now we are studying the artist Yayoi Kusama in 1st grade. Do you know anything about this Princess of Polka Dots? She uses repetition as the focus for her art installations - making many of the same thing with the same design!

This art lesson focuses on creating ceramic objects using pinch construction and textured surface design. Look at their pumpkin forms below. Can you see the texture?

When our pumpkins are fired we will glaze them with polka dots inspried by Kusama!


  1. I love the work of Kusama.
    She is on my list for a future project.
    Thanks for sharing your way of approaching her work.


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