presented for your perusal: my first grade bas-relief cameo coins! we studied portraiture, facial anatomy, and how to build the features of the face in clay. students then rendered their pieces on small discs of sculpey clay. after they were baked, students chose a metallic paint for their base coat, then burnished the dried pieces with a translucent black glaze to highlight texture and fine details.
i’m really digging all the personalities in these coins. this was a really popular lesson… which was later translated into oreo cameos for our last art class of the school year!