Drawing then sculpting an object is the fundamental foundation of design, the children gain an understanding to the importance of having a clear vision of an idea on paper first as this will help explore possibilities and also understand limitations of the sculptural mediums at hand.
Air drying clay has limitations due to its weight whilst it is wet also certain design elements need to be addressed for a successful drying process and to avoid sculptures cracking.
At Art Box Workshops we are able to guide the children and talk through design concepts that will work both wet and have a very low possibility of cracking when dry.
The tactile quality of sculpture is always a favorite medium for children. – Julia.