Animals
CLAY LESSON
Clay
 KEY IDEAS
 Learning to make three-dimensional sculptures
 Working with clay
 Art Vocabulary
 three-dimensional
...
Clay Animals
MATERIALS
CLAY, ONE SMALL GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED BALL
FOR EACH CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA

CLAY NEEDLE TOOLS OR TEN-PEN...
First Session
Preparation
WEDGE THE CLAY INTO SMALL GRAPEFRUITSIZED BALLS, PLANNING ONE FOR EACH
CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA.
Work all the Air Bubbles out of
Clay
Making A Pinch Pot

1. BEGIN WITH A BALL OF
CLAY. PUSH YOUR THUMB INTO
THE CENTER. THEN PINCH UP
THE WALLS.
2. (TURN THE P...
3D Form – Adding Animal
Parts
JOINING CLAY PIECES
*

SCRATCH AND SLIP METHOD
After building pinch pot that is an
equal size - we can add parts…..
With the animals in standing positions, it is easier to continue
building them
Understand that the clay is soft and they s...
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Clay animals

  1. 1. Animals CLAY LESSON
  2. 2. Clay  KEY IDEAS  Learning to make three-dimensional sculptures  Working with clay  Art Vocabulary  three-dimensional  scratch-and-slip  bisque
  3. 3. Clay Animals MATERIALS CLAY, ONE SMALL GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED BALL FOR EACH CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA CLAY NEEDLE TOOLS OR TEN-PENNY NAILS (THREE-INCH NAILS) CONTAINERS WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF SLIP OR WATER TRAYS FOR STORING CLAY PROJECTS PICTURES OF ANIMALS (CHOOSE ANIMALS WITH STURDY LIMBS.)
  4. 4. First Session Preparation WEDGE THE CLAY INTO SMALL GRAPEFRUITSIZED BALLS, PLANNING ONE FOR EACH CHILD PLUS A FEW EXTRA.
  5. 5. Work all the Air Bubbles out of Clay
  6. 6. Making A Pinch Pot 1. BEGIN WITH A BALL OF CLAY. PUSH YOUR THUMB INTO THE CENTER. THEN PINCH UP THE WALLS. 2. (TURN THE PIECE AS YOU PINCH) TURN THE PIECE AS YOU PINCH. THIS WILL HELP YOU TO KEEP AN EVEN THICKNESS IN THE WALLS OF THE PIECE.
  7. 7. 3D Form – Adding Animal Parts JOINING CLAY PIECES * SCRATCH AND SLIP METHOD
  8. 8. After building pinch pot that is an equal size - we can add parts…..
  9. 9. With the animals in standing positions, it is easier to continue building them Understand that the clay is soft and they should press gently when they make additions
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