Painted clay Frogs and papier mâché Dragonfly’s,
by students in years 1, 2 and 3.
The Tuesday afternoon Students decided as a group to sculpt a Frog in clay and a dragonfly in papier mâché.
We start each term with drawing the subject, 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.
I actively teach each class with step by step demonstrations of how to draw and sculpt an object, I find that with this style of teaching children have a better understanding of how to work with the new mediums by watching then doing the process.
With active teaching I show the limitations of the medium at hand.
A few examples of helpful tips I share with my students is the correct thickness of clay and how to use your fingertips rather than the hot palms of your hands, this helps to slow the drying process when working with clay.
The tactile quality of sculpture is always a favorite medium for my students. – Julia.