Thursday, December 13, 2012

Clay Animal Sculptures

My 2nd graders made clay animal sculptures.  We build off of their clay technique from 1st grade.  They start by making a pinch pot and turn it into the body of the animal.  I teach a variety of clay techniques such as, pinch, score, slip, bond, coil, additive, and subtractive.  After the sculptures come out of the kiln the students glaze them.  When I give them back, in class they do an observational drawing of their sculpture, and they write a Cinquain poem about their animal.  They love this project!

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