Students recently created a hamsa hand in sixth-grade art classes. These hands were used by various cultures as protection from misfortune. Students traced their hands on clay, engraved it with a special symbol and used dry pasta to create textures on the surface.
After firing, the students glazed their hands using a two-color technique where one color is used in the inlines and another color is used on the surface. Students will use some of the same techniques in their next art project, constructing a sarcophagus slab box.