Monday, April 10, 2017

Art Project #83- Paint Your Own Pottery

As part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge as well as our 52 Brand New Experiences, I really wanted to take the boys to a pottery studio.

Unfortunately all of the pottery studios around here either require a series of lessons or we can simply go in, pick a piece of ready made pottery, and paint it.  We chose to try just painting pottery and we had such a fun time!



We have had several weeks of rainy weather and so we picked a dreary morning to go to the pottery studio.  We had the place to ourselves and the boys quickly picked out what they wanted to paint.

Evan chose a dragon statue.



Alec picked out a clay cat.



Ian decided on an army tank.



I went with a coffee mug.

We settled down to paint after just a few minutes of instruction and spend a good couple hours painting our pottery with lots of detail.






We left our pottery to be fired in the kiln and went back to pick it up a week later.





We just loved how they turned out!








Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 
Project 67: Learning Origami
Project 68: Artist Study
Project 69: Playing an Art Game
Project 74: Qixels 3-D Maker
Project 75: Decorating Cupcakes 
Project 80: Charcoal Landscapes
Project 82: Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Eggs

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6 comments :

  1. I am so impressed you are still doing this :) Only another 17 to go!!
    I love your mug - is it now usable just like a mug you would buy?

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    1. Yep! All their paint is completely food safe!

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  2. Adorable! My boys would love the tank!

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    1. Ian was pretty skeptical that he'd find anything he'd like... until he saw the tank! He asked the owner to see if she could find him a helicopter or some construction trucks for next time.

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  3. They did such a great job with their projects! I need to check out this list of all of your fun art projects you've been doing. This is such a fantastic idea! Maybe I should get behind this challenge!

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    1. Thank you! It's been a lot of fun but a lot of work... and I'm running out of ideas but it has been great fun!

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