Thursday, October 13, 2011

Expressing Yourself With Clay


I looooove how this project turned out! I saw this idea on CreARTe with Graeme's Facebook's page and as soon as I did, I knew I had to try it. She is an art teacher at a local school and has photos of some really cute art lesson projects. In the past, I've always done Clay Faces, but this one has so much more personality!

For this project we used a 9 x 12 canvas hard board, Crayola air dry clay, clay and texture tools, acrylic paints, Mod Podge, magazine clippings, E6000 glue, varnish sealer and embellishments like beads, glitter, etc.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

I always tie in a Bible verse with each of my home school class art lessons. This one fit this perfect! God created us all perfect in His eyes. He had a reason to make us unique, and has a special plan for our lives. What a beautiful truth to hear as a young girl.

I introduced these terms; form, score, slip, mixed media, and dimension. Students learned basic clay building techniques.

I encouraged students to have fun with this and express their personalities through their art.

We also learned about Buonarroti Michelangelo (1475-1564)

This project took awhile to complete. I broke it up into three sessions because we had to allow for drying time. The first week we worked on the boards, second week we formed the clay girls, and the last week we painted and glued it all together.


Deanna said...

I simply love this idea. I love the fact you tie into Scripture. I am definitely going to do this with my boys. Thanks so much!

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Love it! What did you use to paint/glaze?

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

We used acrylic paint and Delta Cermacoat varnish

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