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Friday, March 23, 2012

Claes Oldenburg Clay Food Sculpture!

Miss Oetken's blueberry pie, cheeseburger with the works and a club sandwich with olive (modeled the sandwich
after Claes Oldenburg soft sculpture of a sandwich very much like this)

2nd grade reviewed the large scale food sculptures of Claes Oldenburg. We compared and discussed which ones were soft sculptures and which ones were hard sculptures of the different food sculptures. We also reviewed that all were very large scale sculptures. Then we brainstormed what kinds of food we could make. We went through clay techniques and procedure. Next time after they're fired, we're going to paint them and then glue them to a small white paper plate to display our yummy foods! Here are a few examples from last year!


sausage and pepperoni pizza slice

cupcake with sprinkles

bowl of cherries, bananas and ice cream, fruit bowl:grapesw, strawberries and a banana

Eggs, bacon and sausage

ice cream cone

Here's a hotdog with ketchup and mustard

birthday cake with cherry

taco with all kinds of fixins

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Oldenburg is so accessible to kids. I really like how these look painted (tempera?) as opposed to shiny and glazed. Look forward to seeing the project this year.