Monday, August 31, 2009

Dancing Giraffes and Florentine Reliefs

This week in first and second grade we made dancing giraffes. It was based on the great book "Giraffes Don't Dance." The students did a great job following directions and making their giraffes dance.

In grades third through eighth we did Florentine reliefs to mimic the style of work that Ghiberti practiced when he made the "Gates of Paradise" doors on the Florence, Italy baptistry. Now he used gold and we used foil but the effect was fun and impressive.

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