Now that Is’ giant popcorn bowl has been fired in the kiln, she’s ready to add some colour.
First, Is shows us how to apply a wash of black underglaze to bring to life the delicate impressions left by the leaves and gumnuts used as decoration in Part 1. This wash will seep into all the tiny cracks and indents. Is also uses underglaze to decorate the bottom of her bowl with a pattern that complements the natural design on the inside.
What kind of patterns can you create using the same theme?
Finally, Is adds a layer of blue glaze before returning the bowl to the kiln. When it comes back it will be lovely and shiny, and ready to be filled with popcorn!
Making a Popcorn Bowl with Is part 2StepheCox2020-06-26T16:08:33+10:00
Have you got an old guitar lying around at home that is covered in dust? Have you ever wanted to lead a campfire singalong? Rai has the tutorial for you!
Just as with the Ukelele, learning the guitar is simply a matter of learning how to pin down the strings to the frets with one hand while strumming with the other. Rai shows us a few regularly used chords and takes us through some folk tunes to practice.
Rai’s Musical Moments: Learning the GuitarStepheCox2020-06-26T15:54:40+10:00
If you want more fairies to play in your garden, first you’ll have to make them feel welcome!
Based on her own illustration, Is creates a tiny ceramic tea set, mushroom table, and gorgeous garden chair for any prospective fairy visitors.
If you’ve been watching previous Art With Is videos you’ll be familiar with the techniques Is uses in this tutorial – pinching and squidging, rolling and coiling, scratching and adding reinforcements to joined surfaces so they stick better.
In the next Aeonline video, Is will paint and glaze her creation! Speak with the Aeon Academy front office if you need materials or tools to create your own magical tea set!
Elves Tea Party with IsStepheCox2020-06-26T15:48:58+10:00
Yum! Apple crumble is the perfect sweet treat to fill your home with the smell of baking.
For the apple mix you will need:
1 kg (or about 7) apples (you can use any kind you like – green apples will be more tart and red apples will be more sweet)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon plain flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or water, if you don’t have any)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the crumble topping you will need:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g butter (melted)
Cooking with Lucy: Apple CrumbleStepheCox2020-05-18T19:47:33+10:00
Have you ever sat down to watch a movie, only to discover that your popcorn was in a bowl that was way too small?
Is decides that she is sick and tired of tiny snack portions, so she sets out to solve her popcorn problem by making a GIANT bowl out of clay!
You can follow along at home – all you need is some clay (email our front office if you would like us to send you some) and a few tools that you or your parents might have lying around at home (an old library card, a rolling pin, a barbequeue skewer or sharp cutting tool, some water, and a sponge).
Is will also show you how to decorate your clay bowl using leaves and other bits and pieces from your garden.
Making a Giant Popcorn Bowl with IsStepheCox2020-05-13T23:56:51+10:00