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ERIC Number: EJ988227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Celebratory Cakes
Mahoney, Ellen
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v111 n6 p38-39 Feb 2012
Cakes are no longer the simple desserts they once were. The cake has evolved into an elaborate, sculptural form that represents a special occasion. Sculptural cake forms have become expressive designs using three-dimensional shapes, an array of surface textures, and a range of colors. The use of cakes in the artwork of David Gilhooly, Wayne Thiebaud, and Claes Oldenburg provides students with examples of how artists use this edible art form as an expressive, creative concept. In this article, students in the author's high-school ceramics class handbuild a ceramic cake to celebrate a person, place, or event. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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