These interdisciplinary artful learning projects are funded in part by an annual auction. The 7th graders will be creating a 2-board chess table with chess pieces to raise funds for future projects at the auction. Students stayed after school with me yesterday to begin creation of the clay chess pieces. The chess table is quite large, with 3 inch squares, so the chess pieces had to match in scale.
Some students were quite productive in their creative endeavors, and some took advantage of the opportunity to socialize and be silly with their peers in an unstructured, after-school setting while getting a feel for the medium. All participants enjoyed the process, and with some diligence late into the evening and a little bit the next morning, we were able to finish both complete sets.
The pieces are drying in preparation for their trip to the kiln Wednesday morning. Shown below are the pawns, knights, and bishops for each set.
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