Collaborative Dog Sculpture part 1

Kathryn from Clay Date was here to help us start into our Year of the Dog (which starts February 16th) art projects. We studied source material, did independent design sketches, then worked together to combine our visions.

Getting all the materials ready and preparing research and reference images is important most art projects

Getting all the materials ready and preparing research and reference images is important most art projects

 

Making sure everyone has a voice in our design process is the most important part of teaching collaborative effort. Every child’s drawings and ideas are unique and significat and bringing them to life as a team shows that all visions are valid.

A stuffed dog (one of our reference models) watches carefully as we begin crafting his image.

A stuffed dog (one of our reference models) watches carefully as we begin crafting his image.

Working the clay and scoring it to be sure the contact points will seal (and won't fail during firing)

Working the clay and scoring it to be sure the contact points will seal (and won’t fail during firing)

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