As part of a study of sculpture, seventh graders at Westhampton Beach Middle School recently created original clay Imperial eggs.
The students in Erin Jacob’s art class studied the historical beginnings of Faberge’s famous Imperial eggs and were then tasked with designing and constructing their own Imperial eggs that incorporated a theme, a stand and an element of surprise. The students were very creative with their designs: One created an egg that revealed hidden gems inside, another made a bee egg that holds a gold honeypot, and another fabricated an egg emerging as a flower with a delicate butterfly about to land on its petals.
“The project provided a great opportunity for students to create and problem-solve in 3D,” said Jacob. “It also allowed me to tie culture and history into the unit to strengthen their connection to the world around them.”