Year of the Rooster

With the Chinese calendar turning over, we welcomed the Year of the Rooster the Tessera way:

with stories and art

We studied a lot of sources material before starting on own rooster project design

We studied a lot of sources material before starting on own rooster project design

 

From design to sculpting we’ve been working for a long while now, but the final touches will take place on Monday, Jan 30th at our Clay and Feathers Workshop

 

The children all had a chance to add their own ideas to the design of our rooster, with adult assistance when necessary.

The children all had a chance to add their own ideas to the design of our rooster, with adult assistance when necessary.

The kids named him Chocladoodledoo! once they'd helped finish up the design.

The kids named him Chocladoodledoo! once they’d helped finish up the design.

The structure of our rooster was built piece by piece by the kids, and then assembled with adult assistance.

The structure of our rooster was built piece by piece by the kids, and then assembled with adult assistance.

From raw clay to the finished product will slowly arise. Even the youngest loves rolling out clay to soften it up though!

From raw clay to the finished product will slowly arise. Even the youngest loves rolling out clay to soften it up though!

From the base grows the neck, with a lot of hands to support the body and shape the outside.

From the base grows the neck, with a lot of hands to support the body and shape the outside.

Shaping the tail and sculpting details of the head was work for older kids, while younger sculptors focused on textures and softening more clay.

Shaping the tail and sculpting details of the head was work for older kids, while younger sculptors focused on textures and softening more clay.

Having a look at his portrait here, the rooster seems pleased with the sight (considering his eyes are still coming together)

Having a look at his portrait here, the rooster seems pleased with the sight (considering his eyes are still coming together)

 

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